Ngato VTC lecturer dismissed

24 Jun 2013 09:00
RUNDU, 24 JUN (NAMPA) - The head of training for the new Ngato Vocational Training Centre (NVTC) here, Bartholomeus Diaz Mbumba was fired last Friday for alleged insubordination, incompetence and for disclosing confidential information regarding the school to students.
The Ngato Vocation Training Centre is a private school established in February this year, and offers vocational training courses.
The centre?s principal Fernando Kashiuwetu told Nampa on enquiry Monday that a disciplinary hearing was held on Thursday during which it was decided that the two parties part ways.
Kashiuwetu said the former head of training has no respect for him as principal and founder of that centre, and was allegedly competing for the centre?s top position - principal.
?He regarded me as uneducated and told students that I do not qualify to be principal of this school, and wanted me to give up the position and want the school to be owned by the community,? said Kashiuwetu.
He indicated that Mbumba often used explicit language at school and disclosed confidential information discussed in management meeting to students.
What further led to Mbumba?s dismissal is that he allegedly lost a file which was needed to register the centre with the Namibia Training Authority (NTA).
Approached for comment, Mbumba said he tendered his resignation to the school on Monday morning, bizarrely almost three days after he was fired.
The Ngato Vocational Training Centre has a total of 127 students enrolled in nine trades - hospitality, accounting, agriculture, office administration, plumbing and pipe fitting, general electrical, joinery and cabinet making, brick laying and plastering, as well as welding and fabrication.