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Monday, 19 April 2021

Our website just received a facelift and it looks stunning!

Namibia Publishing House and Macmillan Education Namibia are delighted to announce the launch of our new website. Our new design is responsive, vibrant and colourful. Our goal is to provide our visitors with a faster, more user-friendly and easy-to-navigate browsing experience.

Find out more here and check out our promotional video below.

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Our highly anticipated title for Office Administration NQF Levels 1–4 is finally here!

Last week we had the pleasure to deliver our latest addition to the Solid Foundations family of textbooks to the Namibia Training Authority. The newly published Solid Foundations Office Administration NQF Levels 14 Student's Book has been developed in collaboration with the NTA to facilitate the teaching of Office Administration in Vocational Training Centres across the country.

The Solid Foundations Office Administration NQF Levels 14 Student's Book follows the NTA's new Unit Standards for the occupational area and addresses the performance criteria for all four levels in a comprehensive and most logical way. The book is now available at our bookshop on 19 Faraday Street, Windhoek.

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Results of the Grade 12 core materials submissions for English Second Language are out and NPH is on top again!

Namibia Publishing House together with Macmillan Education Namibia are pleased to announce that our trusted Solid Foundations series of textbooks for English Second Language for Senior Primary up to Senior Secondary phases now includes the newly approved by the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture core materials for Grade 12 Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Advanced Subsidiary level (NSSCAS).

Written with the NSSCAS English Second Language Syllabus in mind, this Solid Foundations English Second Language Grade 12 for NSSCAS course aims to: 

  • build a bridge between Grade 12 and tertiary education
  • instil in learners natural curiosity and passion for learning
  • ensure proficiency in English Second Language 
  • give learners the confidence to pursue further studies or proceed to employment.

The course consists of a Learner’s Book, Teacher’s Guide and a CD and features:

  • rich, educational texts that stimulate learners’ interest, awareness of contemporary issues as well as development of positive values
  • wide range of activities designed to practise learners’ skills of analysis, synthesis, interpretation, evaluation and critical thinking in order to use information effectively
  • numerous tasks that focus on refining learners’ reading and directed writing skills, essay writing and grammar and language usage in order to facilitate optimal performance on the final examination.
Solid Foundation English Second Language Grade 12 Learner's Book for NSSCAS

Solid Foundation English Second Language Grade 12 Teacher's Guide for NSSCAS

For customer queries, orders and further enquiries, please contact us at:

Namibia Publishing House (Pty) Ltd

PO Box 22830, Windhoek, Namibia

19 Faraday Street

T: (+264) 61 232 165  |  F: (+264) 61 233 538

Email: info@nph.com.na

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Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Taking stock of 2020

There is no denying the fact that 2020 was a challenging year for us all. The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the way we go about our daily lives, conduct business and plan social gatherings. We are still getting used to the "new normal" and it is going to take time, but we need to acknowledge the efforts we have made to curb this pandemic and be thankful for good leadership in these trying times.

This year was particularly difficult for the education system in our country. With all the schools being shut down for close to 6 months, it is the parents who felt the most pressure by having to keep their children positively occupied at home. This, combined with the challenges of working from home and the shortage of school textbooks to study from, was not an easy feat to achieve. We salute all parents, who despite their lack of any teaching background, tried their best to provide their children with some form of a daily learning routine.  

At the same time, Namibia Publishing House together with Macmillan Education Namibia would like to thank all teachers who worked hard to ensure learners do not lose this time, but with dedication prepared weekly lessons and worksheets for their learners to continue studying at home.

The COVID-19 learning and studying situation has highlighted the dire need for more textbooks in our schools to enable learners to use their time at home productively. We at Namibia Publishing House would like to thank the parents, family members and anyone else who showed their support by purchasing a textbook for a child in need during this year.

At the same time, the challenges experienced have opened the door for e-learning to become the long-term solution education needs in times like these. We believe that the future of publishing industry in the country lies in digital publishing. However, we understand that, currently, only a handful of our schools have the resources to facilitate e-learning. Macmillan Education Namibia together with Namibia Publishing House are working hard to be able to cater for the emerging e-learning market and provide our textbooks in print as well as in the digital format as the needs of our schools change over time.

On this note, we would like to wish all Namibian educators, parents and learners a peaceful and healthy festive season, enjoyed responsibly, so that we may all return to our roles in the New Year refreshed and ready to tackle any challenges it may bring.

We also wish that Year 2021 will bring with it a much needed economic recovery, good governance and entrepreneurial efforts to help our country overcome the setbacks of COVID-19 to become stronger, more developed and self-sufficient.

We look forward to seeing you all in January 2021 to help build our nation on SOLID FOUNDATIONS!

Friday, 31 July 2020

COVID-19 and e-learning

There has been a lot of confusion and uncertainty created in the education of our future leaders, that is the young generations that are currently stuck at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year. As the Ministry of Education Arts and Culture explores various options to providing these learners with some form of teaching during this difficult time, it is clear that this situation has resulted in a dire need for change in the education system in the country. One of the proposed solutions is the adoption of e-learning, at least for the Secondary Phase learners, that is Grades 8-12. But are we, as a nation, ready for such a leap?

It seems that, throughout the world, where e-learning has been introduced in higher education, students may struggle with:
  • lack of discipline to self-study regularly
  • lack of face-to-face interaction with their lecturers and other students
  • poor internet access, affecting students' participation in online learning
  • access to technology that enables students to participate in online learning in the first place
  • staying engaged with their learning material
  • staying motivated to learn.
In a country like Namibia, where more than half of the learners come from disadvantaged backgrounds; where many schools do not have computer labs, reliable internet access or even electricity; where learners live in remote areas without network coverage, it will be unfair to expect teachers and learners to be able to adopt e-learning from the word "go".

Learners and teachers who are not used to using technology on a daily basis in their classroom or home environment will find it difficult to adjust to the new model of learning and teaching that the government would like to adopt. 

However, given sufficient training and time, e-learning has great potential to become part of the blended teaching solution, offering learners benefits such as:
  • customised learning experience
  • ability to learn at own pace, rereading content to grasp concepts taught or fast-forwarding through the material already learnt 
  • learning critical thinking, problem-solving, research and analytical skills
  • flexibility to adapt in the fast-changing world we live in. 
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an opportunity for innovative solutions to teaching that once adopted will be here to stay. It is important that all stakeholders, including the educational publishers, engage in open communication with the Ministry of Education Arts and Culture about the challenges ahead of us and how to overcome them, and are on board with the choices made. 

Sufficient time for conversion of materials for digital delivery is crucial as is compliance with the copyright laws and regulations the digital delivery of materials entails. The transition to online learning should be gradual and planned well in order to make it accessible to all and thus allow all Namibian children to reach their full potential, regardless of where in the country they are.

Friday, 29 May 2020

We are open again!

Dear Valued Customer,

Namibia Publishing House and Macmillan Education Namibia are open again for business. We acknowledge the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic poses to education in the country and work hard to provide the necessary support to our educators.

You can visit us during our regular opening hours from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

To ensure safety of all our visitors, please take the following precautions when entering the building:

    1. Wear a mask.
    2. Allow staff to perform a temperature check using a no-touch thermometer:
    • Temperature reading < 37.3 °C: You will be allowed into the building.
    • Temperature reading > 37.3 °C: You will NOT be allowed into the building.
    3. When entering the building:
    • Sanitise your hands immediately upon entering.
    • Complete visitor’s register, stating your name and contact information.
     4. Adhere to social distancing rule of 1.5 metres when at the premises.

Thank you for your cooperation.

We look forward to welcoming you.
NPH and Macmillan Education Namibia Team

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Our Operations during the COVID-19 Lockdown

In order to comply with the government lockdown due to COVID-19, Namibia Publishing House and Macmillan Education Namibia will remain temporarily closed for the public until the lockdown is over. 

However, our devoted team of publishers and marketers, still continue their operations working from home. We are available if you need our advice on e-learning and coping with the challenges the pandemic poses to homeschooling.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further support on:
+264 81 162 5310.

Let's work together to ensure that our learners do not miss out on their learning during this pandemic.