Abraham Iyambo

Politician from Namibia

Abraham Iyambo (born 2 February 1961 in Oniimwandi, Oshana Region) is a Namibian politician. A member of SWAPO, Iyambo has been a member of the National Assembly since 1995 and is the current Minister of Education. Iyambo studied for four years (1982-1985) in Havana, Cuba. In 1985, he left for the United Kingdom, where he took an access course in food studies at South London College. Upon completion of the access course, he began studying towards his BSc in food studies from University of Surrey, from where he graduated from in 1990. From 1991-1994, he continued at Surrey towards a Ph.D., which he received in 1994. The following year, 1995, he returned to Namibia and was appointed to the National Assembly as a non-voting member. He was also appointed Deputy Minister of the Fisheries and Marine Resources. He lasted in that position until his promotion as head of the ministry in 1997. His term as Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources came to an end on 21 March 2010, when he was appointed Minister of Education.  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Date of birth
Place of birth
South West Africa

Political career

Party From To
South-West Africa People's Organisation


Institution From To
University of Surrey

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