WINDHOEK: The Namibian College of Open Learning (Namcol) has cautioned all private, part-time secondary education providers to stop using the institution’s name, without its consent, to attract learners.
In a media statement issued here today, Namcol Director Heroldt Murangi expressed concern that private part-time secondary education providers are using the institution’s name to woo learners.
These organizations claim to offer tutorials to Namcol students, and subject them to the condition of first enrolling with Namcol without its formal consent.
Murangi stressed that some of these private institutions are not registered with the Ministry of Education as tuition or examination centres, and made it clear to learners and their parents and guardians, as well as the general public, that no agreement or partnership has been entered into with any of these private institutions.
The Namcol Director cautioned that learners run the risk of losing their continuous assessment marks, which could lead to incomplete results in the final examinations.