The following initiatives are part of the NAMCOL offerings:

  • Notesmaster (Secondary Schooling)

  • Online Streaming Radio

  • Teritiary Progarmmes

  • Development of Radio Programmes and Video lessons (through the sponsorship of our line Minsirty and Commonwealth of Open Learning amongst others)

  • Development of textbooks for Secondary Education and Tertiary Programmes


NAMCOL is known as “the peoples” College  due to its populartity in serving the nation.

The Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) is a State-owned Educational Institution established by an Act of Parliament (Act 1 of 1997) to provide learning opportunities for adults and out-of-school youth.

NAMCOL was initially established as a directorate within the then Ministry of Basic Education and Culture (MBEC). On the 1st April 1998, the transition was completed where the newly established (NAMCOL) institution took over the responsibility for all continuing education programme formerly administered by the MBEC.

Since its inception, NAMCOL extended its services throughout the country through four Regional Offices in Windhoek, Ongwediva, Otjiwarongo and Rundu, and Sub-Regional offices in Gobabis, Keetmanshoop, Eenhana, Walvis Bay and Katima Mulilo.

As an Institution at the forefront of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) in Namibia, the development of Open Resource sharing has become an integral part of service delivery and programmes in the following areas:

  • Secondary Education (Grades 10 – 12, old & new curricula)
  • Tertiary Programmes and
  • Technical, Vocational Education and Training Programmes

As part of its education mandate, the College has developed open resources for learners in secondary school education, and is now developing learning content for the lower primary phase of the Certificate and Diploma programmes accessible at no cost on the Notesmaster platform.