05 Jun 2014 13:40pm
ONESI, 05 JUN (NAMPA) The Outapi Town Council on Wednesday donated higher level mathematics textbooks worth some N.dollars 15 000 to learners of the Onesi Senior Secondary School (SSS).
This follows a request by the management of Onesi SSS to the OTC for a donation of 50 such textbooks in April this year.
Onesi SSS last year lost valuable educational items, including books, after the school experienced a devastating fire which left five classrooms and a toilet block gutted.
The mayor of Outapi, Matheus Ndeshitila and Omusati Regional Governor Sophia Shaningwa handed over the 56 books during a ceremony held at the school on Wednesday.
Speaking during the handing over event, Shaningwa noted that the destruction caused by the fire was a setback for the school and its learners.
Some classes were delayed as a result of the fire catastrophe.
Shaningwa however indicated that Government responded swiftly and has already renovated the destroyed buildings at a cost of some N.dollars 1.1 million.
She referred to the donation of books by the Outapi Town Council as a noble gesture, adding that it is a relief for the school and the Omusati Regions education directorate.
The governor believes that the donation will positively impact the livelihood of the learners and is expected to bear good examinations results.
She then suggested that both public and private institutions in the region should emulate the town councils example by also considering donations for Onesi SSS.
In this regard, I call upon those who benefit from public works to plough back into the communities, especially in the education sector, Shaningwa stated.
The principal of Onesi SSS, Simeon Kavila told those present that his school recorded a 100 per cent pass rate in mathematics higher level last year.
Onesi SSS has 742 learners in Grades Eight to 12, 29 teachers and 21 institutional workers. The school is situated some 10 kilometres in west of Outapi.