08 Mar 2015 14:10pm
ONYEKA, 06 MAR (NAMPA) Good performance in school is possible through discipline, hard work, commitment and perseverance, the Oshakati Branch Manager of the Social Security Commission (SSC) Kleophas Shatona says.
He said this whilst handing over of N.dollars 10 000 to the Onyeka Combined School (CS) of the Okaku Constituency in the Oshana Region on Friday.
Shatona, at the same time, called on learners to refrain from alcohol abuse and boyfriend/girlfriend relationships, which he said is a serious disruption in their education career.
He indicated that the SSC strives to positively contribute to education in Namibia by financially and materially supporting different schools in the country.
Apart from financial and material support to schools, the SCC also offers study bursaries and low interest loans to students since 2009.
The SSC grants bursaries for, among others, medical-related fields, engineering, social work, agriculture and vocational training.
One of the first learners of the Onyeka CS in 1968, Kaarin Kafuuli is the driving force in soliciting financial and material support for that school.
I joined the school in addressing its needs and several companies, including the SSC, responded to the call for help when I approached them, she said.
Kafuuli, who is currently a senior administrator within the Oshana Regional Council, told Nampa after the cheque handover event that Pupkewitz Oshakati Branch, Waltons Oshakati, NamPower, Deloite and individual staff members of the Oshana Regional Council have contributed some N.dollars 52 000 towards the Onyeka CS.
The school was established in February 1968 with lessons under a tree.
It currently has 370 learners, 15 teachers, a secretary and cleaner.