To unite all teachers in Namibia in one respected, representative and self-reliant union which is able to broadly and effectively represent its members interests and provides them with reliable and appropriate services.
- To unite all teachers of Namibia into a non-racial and national teachers’ union that will seek to channel all the democratic demands of teachers, their students and the community at large to the relevant structures.
- To represent the interest of teachers on all issues that affects them in their educational and community situations.
- To heighten the sense of national awareness and identity, and encourage teachers to become involved in the educational, political, economic and social development of the Namibian society.
- To organise the teachers into a national body that will strive towards a relevant, non-racial and democratic form of education.
- To be part and parcel of Nation–building and reconstruction in our country and to promote links with the progressive forces in Namibia such as the labour and student movements.
- To promote students, teachers, democratic involvement in the educational process.
- To act as the mouthpiece of teachers in Namibia and seek to protect the genuine interests of teachers.
- To foster closer cooperation including affiliation to participation in and receive of financial support from other progressive organisations which share NANTU ‘s ideals both national and internationally.
- To support the principles and practice of non-racial sport and to reject cultural activities which seek to promote the fragmentation of Namibia along racial and ethnic lines.
- To support and pledge solidarity with the workers’ struggle for better working and living conditions.
- To promote the welfare of students and to ensure that their fundamental rights are protected at all times.
- To run trade union and professional education programmes for teachers at national, regional and local levels.
- To campaign for the implementation of a unitary education system in the country.
- To have regular information bulletins and newsletters, and to stimulate progressive cultural activities amongst teachers and students.
- To seek to contextualise the curriculum, and to strive towards developing alternative forms of teaching that are relevant to our society.
To fight for and maintain:
- the consequent implementation of English as a medium of instruction in all schools; the unconditional opening of all schools; the implementation of compulsory and free education to the benefit of all.