The Directorate of Education Arts and Culture

The Directorate of Education Arts and Culture’s Mandate is derived from the Constitution of the Republic of Namibia, Article 19 and 20 to Educate and Train or sustainable National Development and Promote Arts and Culture . The Directorates Vision is Aspiring to Excellence in Education for all


Vision Statement

Aspiring to Excellence in Education for All.


Our Mandate


“To educate and train for sustainable national development & promote arts and culture”


Mission Statement

  1. Act with honesty, integrity and transparency
  2. Be accountable for the achievement of key priorities
  3. Provide a quality service to our service users
  4. Encourage and give recognition to others
  5. Actively listen to our stakeholders and implementers who are at the grassroots level
  6. Communicate enthusiasm and energy, creating a sense of purpose for delivering agreed upon outcomes
  7. Be passionate about excellence
  8. Take responsibility for our own teams performance
  9. Continuously learn and develop human capital
  10. Work collaboratively with others sharing knowledge, skills and expectations
  11. Build a friendly and supportive environment which is respectful of others
  12. Ensure a high standard of safety for learners, staff and the public
  13. >Be flexible and innovative in finding new ways to improve service delivery
  14. Create momentum and enthusiasm for change through personal visibility and energy
  15. Preserve through policy, procedural and budget constraints

Core Values


Integrity– The directorate will implement the values of accessible and equatable quality education in all its institutions, linking these to goals enunciated under vision 2030. We will perform our duties ethically, procedural and with integrity.

Accountability – Each institution within the Directorate will be accountable for implementing the agreed plans, through a well-developed Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) scheme.

Commitment – Every institution and every member of staff will demonstrate commitment to the Governments objectives of providing accessible, equatable and quality education for all and promote arts and culture.

Teamwork– Teamwork will be the ‘modus operandi’ for all achieving strategic objectives, as this is the most important and most effective way of working. No one should work in isolation, we are one.

Professionalism – Institutions and individuals will exercise high-levels of professionalism upholding general principles of the Public Service Charter.

Respect Empathy – Every member of the staff will show respect of opinion and work of colleagues. They will treat learners, parents and other stakeholders with dignity and politeness at all times. Embracing cultural diversity and tolerance.

Openness– We pledge to work with pure motives, truthfully, transparently and diligently. Our institutions shall be disclosing how public services are managed, and the cost and performance of specific services.

Contact Details 

Director: Ms Hileni Amukana
Private Bag 5518
Oshakati Tell: +264 (61) 229 800


Sub-Divisions

Sub-Division Special Education


The mandate of the Sub-Division Special Education is to provide psycho-social support to the learners, especially the learners who are identified as orphans or and vulnerable (OVCs). The main objectives of the sub-division are to:

  • Provide counseling to learners
  • Conduct school support visits and monitor the teaching of
  • Life Skills and the implementation of educational programmes
  • Conduct motivational talks with the grade 10 and 12 learners especially in least performing schools
  • Train Life Skills Teachers and teacher-counselors in Life Skills, counseling and in the implementation of policies such as prevention and management of learner pregnancy policy, OVC policy, Inclusive Education policy etc.
  • Organise annual activities, namely the Annual Career Fair (Expo) and EFA Global Week (the Sustainable Development Goals) Commemorations
  • Identify learners with disabilities and refer them to service providers or specialists such as occupational therapists, speech therapists, audiologists, etc
  • Assess learners with learning difficulties
  • Screen and refer learners with low vision to eye specialists
  • Screen and refer learners with hearing challenges to the audiologist
  • Facilitate the transfer (or admission) of learners with special consideration
  • Liaise with line ministries for case referrals such as national documents, state grants, assessment, screening and crisis intervention.
  • Refer learners with disabilities to special classes and special schools

Special Services


The Section is a component within the Programme Quality Assurance (PQA) comprising of Senior Education Officers responsible for various curricular phases and their main functions are: to conduct need assessment, to offer professional development and technical support for teachers in different subject areas, to monitor and evaluate effective implementation of the broad curriculum, and ensure quality teaching and learning through school visits and workshops such as in-service training, seminars and refresher courses