About TUCSIN Namibia

About TUCSIN Namibia

The University Centre for Studies in Namibia (TUCSIN)

During the 1970’s Namibia (formerly South West Africa) was administered like a province of South Africa. A university for Namibia was a controversial subject. It took courage to provide a forum for Namibians and others to address such issues and to demand access to higher academical education.
Activities at TUCSIN House, first on a farm outside of Windhoek and then from in the centre of town, consisted of hosting educationists, visiting scientists and students. Members of the organization undertook field trips, assisted researchers and offered their skills of teaching special subjects. They also assisted with setting up new classrooms and renovating older buildings on the premises. Scholarships were secured, and funds obtained to prepare students for university careers in the natural sciences. By the end of the millennium TUCSIN has been instrumental in having well over 600 Namibians qualify in fields critical to the development of the country.
The organization runs projects that fit together like building blocks towards achieving the overall aim of lifelong learning, development of the individual, the society, the country and the world.


Personnel and Venue

TUCSIN is well known for upgrading courses and every year TUCSIN students excel with good marks for the NSSC examinations (Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Exam). But the institution also designs and implements new courses on request or according to perceived needs. One such course was administered for sea cadets on behalf of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources. The Ministry of Defence had students upgraded for further training at a military academy in Brazil. The University of Namibia assigned TUCSIN the task of preparing students for the faculty of Agriculture. A Public Relations Course was designed on behalf of San students associated with the Working Group for Indigenous Minorities in Southern Africa (WIMSA). In all cases the feed-back about the further performance of course participants was impressive.
A group of 75 dedicated employees serve TUCSIN in full-time or part-time capacity at the main campus in Mont-Blanc-Street Windhoek, at the Centres in Whk-Khomasdal, at TUCSIN North in Oshakati and Rundu.
2015: TUCSIN is establishing a database for qualified and experienced Grade 12 teachers at its Centres in Windhoek – please have a look: Teacher Recruitment Database
TUCSIN develops, designs and implements courses with vocational and professional background. Institutions who are interested should please contact TUCSIN-Windhoek or TUCSIN-Hamburg.

See Also

TUCSIN Namibia Pages ( The University Center For Studies in Namibia )