Opuwo Junior Primary to hold reunion for former learners

18 Jun 2014 10:50am
OPUWO, 18 JUN (NAMPA) - The Opuwo Junior Primary School (OJPS) is planning a reunion for all former learners who were taught at that school since its inception in 1972.
School principal Albert Tjiuma told Nampa on Tuesday that the reunion would be the first of its kind for the school, and is primarily aimed at raising funds for the school, which is overcrowded and in need of extra classrooms.
The event is planned for 01 to 03 August this year.
The OJPS started with 38 learners.
Its capacity is now 560 learners, but 970 learners from pre-primary level to Grade Four are currently accommodated at the school.
“Three classrooms need to be renovated, and three more need to be constructed,” explained Tjiuma.
Over 1 000 people made up of former learners and parents of the 970 learners currently at the school are expected to attend the get-together.
Apart from a fun day and gala dinner, the event will include observing the infrastructure and resources of the school, and for participants to judge and propose how to improve it.
“The event would also be used as a form of encouragement to the present learners to identify role-models from prominent figures who are former learners of the school, like engineer Ankama Ankama, lawyer Vipuakuje Muharukua and myself,” the principal noted.