Independent Schools in Namibia

Gross enrolment overall: 71.2% (2008)

Primary female–male ratio: 0.98:1 (2009)

Secondary female–male ratio: 1.17:1 (2007)

Primary pupil–teacher ratio: 30:1 (2009)

Secondary pupil–teacher ratio: 25:1 (2008)

There are ten years of compulsory education starting at age six. Primary school comprises seven years and secondary five. In 1993 English replaced Afrikaans as the main language of instruction. The Namibian Constitution provides free education until the age of 16 or completion of primary education. Some 83% of pupils complete primary school (2008). The school year starts in January.

Independent Schools organisations in Namibia
Deutsche Höhere Privatschule DHPS
Holy Cross Convent School
Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa ISASA
Karibib Private School
St Paul's College
Windhoek Afrikaanse Privaatskool