Training levy postponed until further notice
The Namibia Training Authority (NTA) this week announced that the intended training levy which would have been introduced on 1 September 2013, is postponed.
“The Board of Directors of the Namibia Training Authority hereby wishes to inform our stakeholders that the implementation date of the proposed Vocational Education and Training (VET) Levy is no longer 01 September 2013. Once established, the implementation date will be communicated to all stakeholders in line with the requirements of the VET Act” the authority said in a statement.
“Submissions received from various employers and employer bodies have been evaluated by the National Training Fund Council, a sub-committee of the Board of Directors, after which they were submitted to the Board of Directors for deliberation. At its meeting held on 26 June 2013, the Board considered the submissions after which it made recommendations to the Minister of Education” the NTA elaborated.
The authority said it is now expected of the Minister of Education to announce, through a second notice in the Government Gazette, a final framework for the implementation of the VET Levy. This will include the description of the employers who must pay the VET Levy; the rate and manner of calculating or determining the VET Levy; the date or dates on, or periods within, which the VET Levy is payable; a description of the body to which the VET Levy must be paid and the required manner of payment. The new announcement will also cover any other matter, which is in the opinion of the minister, necessary for the effective imposition and collection of the VET Levy.