Hanse-Himarwa orders librarians to clean windows

16 Jul 2015 15:00pm
TSUMKWE, 16 JUL (NAMPA) – The Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa on Wednesday ordered librarians of the Tsumkwe Community Library to clean the building’s windows.
The minister was in Tsumkwe on a familiarisation visit together with the technical leadership team of the education directorate in the Otjozondjupa Region.
Hanse-Himarwa first held a closed-door briefing session for approximately three hours with the regional education team at the Tsumkwe Community Library.
Immediately after the meeting, the minister toured the community library and said she was impressed to find the computers in the library connected to the Internet.
“This is a well-resourced library, better than some libraries I have seen in the urban centres,” she said.
Hanse-Himarwa, however, said the library was clean inside but too dirty outside and needs proper cleaning.
She then told librarians who accompanied her on the tour of the centre that it does not serve any purpose to have a resourced library but it is extremely dirty outside.
Hanse-Himarwa then told those librarians to make sure the windows are dusted off and rubbish bins emptied on time.
She then left the library and convened a public meeting with teachers and parents at the Tsumkwe Senior Secondary School hall, where she delivered a motivational speech.
She urged parents to make sure their children attend school in order to break the poverty cycle in their community.
Teachers were also advised to establish mutual trust with their learners so the children can open up to them.
There are 138 teachers for 3 719 learners in the Tsumkwe Constituency.