More should be invested in holiday schools: Nacos

13 Aug 2014 16:00pm
WINDHOEK, 13 AUG (NAMPA) - The Namibia National Council of Students (NACOS) has called on the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the private sector to invest more in holiday schools for Grades 10 and 12.
NACOS' Secretary-General (SG) Williams Tjitare said during a media conference in the capital on Wednesday that each school should introduce holiday schools to assist and prepare their learners for external examinations.
Schools must also exchange teachers in various subjects so that learners could experience different teaching methods.
“Holiday schools will be helpful to the learners so that they can catch up on school work which they did not understand during the past two terms, and to know what is required for the external examination,” noted Tjitare.
Learners should also be encouraged to study hard for the economic development of the country.
“Once educated, the economy of the country will strengthen,” stated the SG.
He said Namibia has a lot of resources, but there are no ‘well-educated people’ to maintain these resources. He, therefore, called on learners to be educated for the good of the country.
There are indeed people who did not attend school in their lives, and it is the responsibility of communities to encourage them to get an education through the Education For All (EFA) programme of the MoE, he added.
NACOS is an affiliate of the National Youth Council (NYC).