Schools to repair own broken furniture: Steenkamp

28 Jan 2015 12:48pm
EENHANA, 28 JAN (NAMPA) – The Director of Education in the Ohangwena Region, Sanet Steenkamp says schools will from this year be responsible for the repair of their own furniture.
Steenkamp said this whilst addressing education stakeholders’ meeting at Eenhana in the region over the weekend.
She believes that learners will be held more accountable for breakage and vandalism when schools become responsible for repairing their own chairs and desks, which she said are repaired at high costs.
“In terms of furniture for learners, the directorate in 2014 spent N.dollars 2.1 million to repair 6 707 chairs and 4 800 desks,” she pointed out.
Steenkamp said her directorate could in the past not provide its 1 700 teachers with tables and chairs as planned because of the lack of funds.
“Priority, however, will be given this year to teachers’ tables and chairs,” the Ohangwena education director stated.
According to her, textbooks delivery has started in the region on 19 January last year, while certain books and manuals ordered by the head office for the extension of the new curriculum in the junior primary phase, were also delivered to distributors for delivery to the regions.
The Ohangwena Education Directorate on Friday held a stakeholders’ meeting to reflect on its Junior Secondary Certificate (JSC) and National Senior Secondary School (NSSC) examination results of 2014.