Staff Writer

Old Mutual has announced that it will invests N$900 000 in total over three years to train government school principals and department heads through Africa Leadership Institute (ALI).

The 3-year agreement is an extension of an existing 14-years partnership between Old Mutual and ALI, with the aim to equip school management with the necessary leadership knowledge and skills through the Transformational Leadership Certificate as endorsed by the Ministry of Basic Education and Culture, as well as the National Qualifications Authority (NQF level 5), in Namibia. Old Mutual’s investment will be channelled towards the learning material, class facilitation and accommodation of the trainees over the three-year period.

To date, Mutual has invested over N$5 million enabling over 500 principals and heads of departments to graduate from the course successfully. With this renewed agreement a further 45 school education leaders are expected to be trained, demonstrating that Old Mutual is committed to help build capacity and skills of the leaders in the education sector, said Ndangi Katoma, Executive: Marketing, Communications and Customer Strategy at Old Mutual.

Dr. Chrisna von Gericke-Fourie, Co-Founder and Training Director of Africa Leadership Institute, extended her appreciated to Old Mutual.

Training for the selected applicants will commence on the 31st of May, with school principals and Heads of Departments selected from all 14 regions. This ensures that the knowledge and skills are spread evenly to uplift the standard of education in our country. We wish the enrolled participants success as they take on this life-changing programme and returning the investment to their respective schools through transformational leadership and management.