International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Information Technology | Namibia | Volume 6 Issue 6, June 2017 | Rating: 7.2 / 10

Multi-Stakeholder ICT Framework for Technical Vocational Education and Training in Namibia

Rejoice Quest

Abstract: Namibia has been striving to improve its economic and human development through Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for decades. Despite the implementation and application of Information Communication and Technologies (ICT), little is known about how people actually use a full range ICTs in the naturalistic settings of the TVET environment. Despite the set intentions for TVET to strengthen skills development for young people and adults, the performance has widened the gap of income and employability of youths and women and older workers. This gap has brought considerable challenges to TVET to create new opportunities for change and innovation in the environmental setting. With this in mind, ICT has become the hope to resolved issues related to attractiveness, embedding stronger work-based learning, enhancing labour market relevance, developing stronger teaching and learning guidance for sustainable social and economic development in Namibia A strong link between the regulatory bodies, youth, training providers and labour markets are the essential stakeholders to effectively connect between the world of teaching, learning and the world of work for lifelong learning in TVET. ICT as a tool of collaboration is important to support the TVET practices. The aim of the study is to develop a multi-stakeholder ICT framework for TVET in Namibia. In order to achieve this aim of the study, an examination of the existing usage of ICT to promote cooperation among multi-stakeholders in the TVET environment in Namibian will be conducted through literature review. In addition the challenges of Namibian multi-stakeholders involvement in TVET is analysed from interviews. Based on the results a proposed ICT multi-stakeholder framework for effective performance of TVET in Namibia will be developed. The research will be based on Diffusion Innovation theory and Stakeholder Network Theory. A case study with a qualitative method will be chosen. The analysis will be done narratively.

Keywords: ICT, TVET, Framework, Stakeholders

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 6, June 2017,

Pages: 1803 - 1810

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