Not enough space for pre-primary classes at govt schools

26 Mar 2014 18:30pm
WINDHOEK, 26 MAR (NAMPA) - There is not enough space at Government schools to accommodate all pre-primary school learners, the Senior Education Officer in the Khomas Region, Milka Khoeses says.
Khoeses said this while speaking during the inauguration of two new classrooms at the Wake Up! Early Education Centre in Windhoek’s Otjomuise residential area on Wednesday.
She applauded private pre-schools for coming on board and accommodating children who did not get placement in Government schools’ pre-primary classes.
According to Khoeses, the Ministry of Education has managed to establish 74 classrooms in 35 government schools in the Khomas Region since 2008, while other schools in the regions have at least two pre-primary classes.
She noted that only 13 Government schools in the Khomas Region do not have pre-primary classes.
Khoeses said due to a lack of space, the ministry is in partnership with private partners like the City of Windhoek. This partnership with the City of Windhoek has enabled them to amongst others rent two classes at the Rocky Crest multi-purpose centre.
The Wake Up! Early Education Centre, which houses a daycare and pre-school, was established in 2010.
It currently accommodates about 80 children, with 50 being in pre-primary school and 30 in daycare.
The centre started off with only two classrooms.