21 Jun 2013 07:51
SWAKOPMUND, 21 JUN (NAMPA) - Erongo Regional Governor Kleophas Mutjavikua has called for the re-introduction of Bible studies in Namibian schools ?to instill God values in our society?.
?Women and children are being killed in our society, and women demonstrate and light candles, while our leaders condemn the incidents in the strongest terms, but after two weeks the situation is back to normal until another incident of domestic violence occurs,? said Mutjavikua here on Friday.
Speaking during the launch of the seventh Namibian Women Summit, the governor encouraged women to take violence against women and children very serious, and do more than just demonstrating and lighting candles.
?We need to teach our children the bible. We need to introduce bible study in schools in order to instill God values in our society,? stated Mutjavikua.
The governor said children are no longer brought up by society, but by parents - mostly single parents, adding that a long time ago children were brought up by elders in communities.
He also urged parents to teach children that the freedom of having rights always goes along with responsibilities.
Mutjavikua then called on Government to introduce a compulsory one-year national youth service.
?We have to send our children who drop out in Grade 10 and those who complete Grade 12 before they join tertiary education, to undergo one-year national service,? he said.
This, he said, will help Namibian children to nurture the responsibility and learn to put Namibia first.
The summit will take place in Swakopmund from 07 to 09 August this year.
The first Namibian Women Summit was held in 2007. It provides a platform for Namibian women to learn from each other, share best practices, and network with each other.