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Policy Induced Public Expenditure Thrust On Education And Related Outcome In Namibia After Independence

Author: CHRISTOPER SHAFUDA
Published in IJED, Vol. 13 No. 2

An attempt is made in this paper to examine whether there is a long run relationship between government spending on education and educational output in Namibia for the period 1980- 2015. The analysis reveals a long run relationship between government spending on education and tertiary enrolment rate as well as GDP. Although, no co-integration is observed between government spending on education and enrolment rate at primary and secondary level. This implies that an investment in education via an expansionary government expenditure on education may be adopted in order to realize faster economic growth and better education outcome in Namibia. However, drastic changes should be adopted to improve basic education in the country.

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