The cost for education makes up a majority part of most households, and the amount keeps increasing for lower-income families.
During 2003 & 2004 in Namibia Africa, a survey revealed that the households dependent on remittances and grants spent 6.2 percent of their resources on education, compared to the national average of 2.7 percent. For example, a Namibian family with four school-going children would spend N$1 942 per month just to be on the poverty line. The strain imposed by educational costs, especially at the beginning of the year, is immediately evident and increases for that quarter of Namibian households living below the poverty line.
Education is a very important priority that even the poorest Namibians are willing to make considerable sacrifices to keep their children in school.