The purpose of this policy is to provide a framework that will guide the University community to develop an adequate and appropriate response to HIV/AIDS. This policy will provide an institutional response supporting the National response to the pandemic.
According to the 2006 National HIV sentinel survey, Namibia has an HIV prevalence rate of 19.9% thus calling for all sectors, including NANTU as the main player in education sector (which is social transformation tool), to mainstream HIV and AIDS into all strategies and programs to address and mi
The Teachers Service Commission workforce has not been spared by the HIV/AIDS pandemic and in response the Commission has developed a policy to address this crisis.
Namibia has a high HIV prevalence rate and as a result, the Education Sector is experiencing an increase in employee absenteeism; high attrition rate as well as low levels of productivity. The Education Sector is the nation's largest single employer engaging approximately 38 000 employees.
Once limited to the medical field, the issue of HIV and AIDS has spread to other socioeconomic spheres because of its generalised negative impact. The education sector has been equally affected, prompting ZIMTA and other stakeholders to initiate intervention programmes.
The policy is developed as an integral part of the National Development Policy, ‘Vision 2020” and The White Paper on Health Sector Development and Reform of 2002. It also responds to the recommendations of the National Youth and Gender Policies.
Another way to learn is a UNESCO initiative that supports Non-Formal Education projects working around the world in Africa, South Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America.
The terms of reference (TOR) calling for the development of a relief teacher strategy to mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS in the education sector indicate that “Namibia’s teachers are at a relatively high risk of HIV infection.
The policy is developed as an integral part of the National Development Policy, "Vision 2020" and The White Paper on Health Sector Development and Reform of 2002. It also responds to the recommendations of the National Youth and Gender Policies.
This study, commissioned by the Association of African Universities, was conducted to identify the strengths, constraints and opportunities for addressing the human resource and policy challenges occassioned by the HIV and AIDS pandemic.