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NTA appoints new CEO

The Board of Directors of the Namibia Training Authority has announced the appointment of Mr. Erick Fundula Nenghwanya as its Chief Executive Officer, with effect from 1 April 2024, for a period of five years. Nenghwanya was appointed after a protracted recruitment process undertaken by the Board with the assistance of an independent recruitment agency. Commenting on the appointment, the NTA Board Chairperson, Jerome Mutumba, expressed confidence in Erick’s ability and relevant time-tested experience to render stewardship at a time when the Board and shareholders approved the NTA’s five-year Integrated Strategic Business Plan, which comes into effect from 1 April 2024.

Mr. Nenghwanya holds a Master’s degree in Educational Policy and Leadership from East China Normal University; an International Diploma in Educational Planning and Administration from the National University of Educational Planning and Administration of India; as well as a Diploma in Water Technology from the Technical College of Magdeburg, Germany.

He also acquired professional certification in the areas of Management and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) from the International Labor Organization, Italy; Magdeburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Germany; and the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, respectively. At the time of his appointment, Erick served NTA for eight years, as the Centre Manager at Nakayale Vocational Training Centre in the town of Outapi, Omusati Region.

Mr. Nenghwanya expressed his excitement about the new role. “I look forward to serve the NTA and build on its impressive track record of impactful growth. In unlocking the transformative power of TVET to harness the youth dividend and make a tangible impact, we must not cease to innovate, improve and scale new heights”.