MOE allocates N.dollars 165 million for UPE

21 Jan 2015 11:40am
WINDHOEK, 21 JAN (NAMPA) – The Ministry of Education (MOE) revealed that an amount of N.dollars 165 million dollars has been allocated for the Universal Primary Education (UPE), which is funded by government, to cater for the 2014/2015 financial year.
This was confirmed by the MOE Public Relations Officer, Johanna Absalom, on Tuesday.
The amount allocated to UPE this year has gone up with N.dollars 3 million from the N.dollars 162 million allocated for the 2013/14 financial year. The amount translated to N.dollars 418.95 cents per learner.
Absalom said Cabinet also approved the curriculum reform for basic education and the eight-year implementation of the curriculum that is starting in 2015.
She added that the MOE has implemented the revised curriculum that comprises of the following subjects: Mother Tongue Instruction from pre-primary to Grade 3, English, Mother Tongue/predominant local language, Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Arts, Physical Education and Religious and Moral Education at the start of the 2015 school year,
“The learning support materials for junior primary curriculum have been developed and evaluated.” she said.
Absalom said that preparations were done for the implementation of the revised Junior Primary Curriculum, as all junior primary syllabuses were approved by the National Examinations, Assessment and Certification Board in 2013.
Absalom said the aim is to ensure that every Namibian child receives quality education, for free, as mandated by Article 20 of the Namibian Constitution.