In 1990, Namibia won its independance. Soon after, the new government began the process of rebuilding its education infrastructure.
The number of qualified teachers in Namibia has increased significantly over the last few years. Still, there is a shortage, especially in the areas of math and science. Some reasons for this particular shortage are:
- Before Namibia's independence, math and science were not taught in many schools.
- Certain ethnic groups were not allowed to further their studies in math and science.
- These courses are often taught in English, which has added to the difficulty of finding teachers.
The goals of this program are to help (in a self-sustaining fashion) the Namibian Ministry of Education and Culture as it works to rebuild its education system.