Parents must be involved in their children’s education – NANSO

18 Jan 2015 14:30pm
WINDHOEK, 18 JAN (NAMPA) – The Namibia National Student's Organization (NANSO), has urged parents to be more involved in their children’s education in order for the children to be better prepared for exams.
Nanso Secretary-General, Sharonice Busch, said in a media statement issued on Friday that parents must be reminded that schools are not dumping sites for their responsibilities.
“Parents only know where the schools are in the beginning of the year when they are looking for space for their children,” she said.
She added that NANSO calls upon parents to take up their role and become more involved in the affairs of their children.
Busch said that teachers and the Ministry of Education have become punching bags of the parents when their children perform poorly.
“We want to hear that more parents are willing to be part of the school boards to ensure education remains a collective responsibility and not a one man show,” she said.
She said parents should assist the learners with their homework and to motivate them, while calling on learners to be disciplined and committed to their school work.
“Only through discipline can you achieve greatness. We ask that you go the extra mile as learners, and that you take ownership of your education,” she said
Busch said that education remains the largest tool and form of empowerment, as such learners should hold on to it and push through the tertiary academic struggle that awaits them.