The Education Regional Office is situated in Rundu. After decentralization, the Education Regional Office resorts under the Kavango East Regional Council.


To see to it that quality education in our educational institutions and promotion of lifelong learning is ensured and supported by a sound administration, management and leadership. 


In partnership with our stakeholders, are committed to provide all of the Kavango East Region residents with equitable access to quality education, to develop the abilities of individuals to acquire the knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes required throughout their lifetimes.

Regional Education is divided into 6 Circuits:

  • Rundu Circuit
  • Mukwe Circuit
  • Kambimba Circuit 
  • Shinyungwe Circuit
  • Ndiyona Circuit
  • Shambyu Circuit

Overview of Education in the Region

Directorate of Education is responsible for the provision, maintenance and assurance of the equality of education for the following phases; pre-primary, primary and secondary as well as Adult Education/Lifelong Learning activities, including the provision of public/community libraries. Activities that should be closely monitored are Education for all (EFA) the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and Vision 2030.

As members of the African Union (AU) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) we have to implement activities as set out in policy documents like; the Second Decade of Education in Africa and the SADC Protocol on Education and Training. To meet the goals set out in these programs, we still need to address the following areas of concern:

  • Improve performance in the results of our schools
  • Increase accountability in schools for results
  • Strengthening support structures to deliver effective educational services
  • Improve infrastructural development to absorb increasing demand on educational facilities in the region
  • Provide additional teaching and learning materials
  • Provision of textbooks, desks and chairs for learners. The Directorate of Education's hope is that with the total implementation of the Education and Training Sector Improvement Program (ETSIP) some of these challenges will be addressed effectively and efficiently.