The department of Lifelong Learning and Community Education is committed to providing quality education for all by offering competitive learning opportunities and access to lifelong learning to the youth and adults. A Diploma in Lifelong Learning and Community Education, and a Bachelor of Education (Adult Education) Honours are specifically designed for both pre-service and in-service teachers who want to gain theoretical and practical knowledge, skills and competencies needed for community education and development, thus making Namibia competitive in a global market.
The department's research interests include issues related to environmental sustainability, economic and political empowerment, community's democratic participation in decision making and problem solving processes, and promotion of community welfare. Students' internship and practical attachment give them opportunity to apply knowledge, theory and research to real world challenges in adult and community education and development. Students learn acceptable professional communication, professional practice and interaction skills, behaviours and attitudes from practitioners at internship and practical attachment agencies and organisations. The Department is also engaged in a variety of community services as part of its commitment to deliver services to communities in order to reflect UNAM's commitment to services to the whole of Namibia.