Member of Parliament


Legislative Profile Member of parliament – National Assembly (2021 – 2025); Member of National Assembly (SWAPO Party election) June 2013 to date; Member of National Assembly (appointed by H.E. President – non voting) 2005- 2010; Deputy Minister of Education 2005 – 2010; Deputy Chairperson of Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM) Council. 2010.
Personal Born 18 March 1956, Old Location, Windhoek
Education Lower Primary Education, The Rhenish Mission School 1965- 1966; Standard 6: Continuation Certificate, Good Hope School1967- 1972; Matriculation Certificate, Primary and Higher Teachers Certificate (PTC Higher), Augestineum Training College Form III (Standard 8): Junior Secondary Certificate(JSC) 1973-1977; B.Ed, and B.Ed (Honors), University of Ulster at Jordan town, U.K.1980 – 1984; MA: Master of Arts Applied Linguistics (with TEFL), University of Durham U.K.1984 – 1985; PhD: Doctor of Philosophy (English), Ahmadu Bello University Nigeria 1989 – 1995; DDE: Diploma in Distance Education Institute of Education, University of London 1996 – 1998; MPPA: Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration (Award for best Research Paper), Institute of Social Studies (ISS), the Hague 2000 – 2001.
Career Teacher of English at various schools in Windhoek (Class Teacher at Theo Katjimune Primary School, English Teacher at St Barnabas Higher Primary School, English Teacher at Bethold Himumuine Primary School, English Teacher at David Bezuidenhout High School)1978 – 1984; Lecturer (English) at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Nigeria 1986 -1996; Lecturer (English) for the Centre for External Studies, (CES). Materials developer particularly for the B.Ed (English) Programme at a distance, (UNAM)1996 – 1998; Member of the University Senate; Academic Planning Committee (APC); Dean’s Committee (DC) etc. at UNAM 1998 – 2005; Deputy Director Language Centre (UNAM)1998 – 2000; Vice Chairperson of the Audit Committee (UNAM)2003- 2005; Alternating Acting PVC: Academic Affairs and Research) 2002- 2005; Chairperson of the Affirmative Action at UNAM 2000 – 2001; Director Language Centre (UNAM) (Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor)2000- 2005; Public Administration and Management (NIPAM) Council since 2010; First Black Female Principal of St. Paul’s College, Windhoek 2013
Interests Education (Conventional, Distance and Mobile) Public Policy Studies, Linguistics (especially the Language Policy); The Relation of the above to Good Governance, Elections and Consolidation of Democracy; Linguistic and Educational Issues and their implications for Governance; HIV/AIDS Research in Education.