Although the GED is known as the Graduate Equivalency Degree or General Educational Diploma, it actually stands for the acronym Tests of General Educational Development. However, since 2011 it has just been known as the GED.
The GED is an American high school equivalent diploma and is made up of 4 tests that you have to take and pass, in order to show that you have enough high school academic knowledge. Many people who take this exam do so because they were unable to finish high school for one or the other reason. Luckily for you as a Namibian, getting your GED and enrolling in a tertiary institution is now a reality.
The Namibian Qualifications Authority has evaluated the GED and compared it to a Level 4 qualification of the Namibian Qualifications Framework. What that means is that if you obtain a GED diploma, it will be ranked equivalent to a high school Grade 12 certificate from any high school in Namibia.
If you want to know more about the GED, then you are at the right place. The journey you will embark on to obtain your GED diploma will be worth all the effort. Eduxonline is here to help you through the process of acquiring your GED diploma in Namibia, as well as show you how beneficial it will be for you.
What Is The GED Comprised Of?
The GED is made up of four tests: maths, language arts, science and social studies. Each one of these tests will test whether you have enough knowledge of typical topics covered in the classroom in high school. These topics range from algebra and history, to geography and life science.
The test or exam you take will be done on a computer at an approved GED test centre. The GED test centre in Namibia, is currently only available in Windhoek. When writing the tests, you will have a variety in types of questions, from fill-in-the-blank and multiple choice, to short answer questions.
Each one of the tests takes about an hour to finish, and in order to pass you must obtain a certain score. You don’t have to wait till the end of the year to write your exam, as it is typically done here in Namibia. You can schedule your tests as you see fit. Either one at a time or all four at once.
What Are The Benefits of A GED?
When you pass the GED tests you will earn a Grade 12 equivalent high school diploma, and you will get recognition that you have finished high school. If you would like to get a better job or enrol in a university or a college, it will now be possible for you.
Passing your GED exams will open up doors to a better future with better work opportunities. Just so you know, the GED has produced over 20 million graduates right across the world, so you’re definitely not alone in this.
Who Can Take The Exam and How Do You Take It?
In Namibia you must be 17 years of age to be able to sit for the GED tests. To take the test you must be present in person at an approved GED test centre. In Namibia we have only one testing centre in Windhoek.
First you would need to schedule a testing time online at GED.com, in order to register your profile, before you will be able to take the exam. In order to prepare for your GED tests you must prepare by taking classes, do practice tests and by writing a mock GED-Ready practice test.
Ready to enroll and earn your GED Diploma? You can apply now by following the link here.
If you’d like to learn more about the application process, you can give us a call on 0814209133. We’ll be happy to help!