05 Oct 2014 15:10pm
GAM, 05 OCT (NAMPA) The Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) Namibia on Friday officially handed over 16 new school blocks to the Gam Combined School.
The Chargé d'Affaires of the American Embassy in Namibia, John Kowalski handed the new school blocks over to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Alfred Ilukena.
Kowalski noted that the Namibian Government decided which schools should receive support from MCA-Namibia.
In the Otjozondjupa Region alone, Khorab Senior Secondary School situated in Otavi, Gam Combined School in Gam, and the Okahandja Senior Secondary School in Okahandja benefited from the support at a cost of over N.dollars 50 million.
Gam Combined School benefited extensively, as the MCA built new classroom blocks, teachers flats, computer and science laboratories, a library, as well as administration block, and also provided desks and chairs for teachers and learners.
Kowalski said the 16 new school blocks were built at Gam Combined School at a cost over N.dollars 31 million.
He urged learners at the three schools to use the new facilities to their advantage so they can become the future leaders of Namibia.
Gam Combined School offers pre-primary to Grade 10, with a total number of 804 learners and 32 teachers including acting school principal, Edla Henguva.
School board members, learners and school principals of Okahandja Senior Secondary School and Khorab Senior Secondary School also attended the event at Gam on Friday.
Gam is situated 95 kilometres south east of Tsumkwe in the Tsumkwe Constituency.
Speaking on behalf of the Gam Combined School learners, Grade 5 learner Komeheke Tjizoo thanked MCA-Namibia for supporting education in country.
He promised that they would take care of the new buildings and perform well at school.
Gam Combined School in 2013 landed in last position in the Grade 10 final examinations.