31 Jul 2015 07:40am
OTJINENE, 31 JUL (NAMPA) - The Namibia Public Workers Union (Napwu) has donated science teaching aids and equipment to the Christoph Ngatjizeko Primary School in Otjinene.
The donation, worth N.dollars 10 000, was made to the school last Friday to enhance the teaching of science-related subjects at the school.
The material amongst others includes diagrams of the periodic table and the human skeleton; as well as various test tubes and other laboratory equipment.
Handing over the donation at the school, Napwu General Secretary Petrus Nevonga said he was moved by the progress of learners at the school in the science field.
He said the donation is aimed at making it easier for teachers to explain, illustrate and describe certain science topics with the help of some of the donated charts and diagrams.
Nevonga said Napwu values the importance of primary education, and has taken it upon itself to assist in its improvement in any way possible.
We know what value education has, especially when fostered at a very early age. We see standing in front of us our future leaders and we ought to do everything possible to make sure that they are equipped with the necessary skills and expertise to be able to carry out their tasks competently, he said.
Receiving the donation, school principal Nono Katjingisiua said the school will put the donated material to good use.
She said the donation will go a long way in ensuring quality education for learners in science.
There are no better words to use to thank Napwu for the donation, than to give my word that the fruit of what they are sowing today will manifest itself in the near future through the performance of our learners, she said.
At the same occasion, a local resident of Otjinene and Nudo Member of Parliament, Meundju Jahanika also donated N.dollars 2 000 to the school. He pledged to donate N.dollars 500 as a prize to the top performing learners in science for Grade Five to Grade Seven for the next five years.
Christoph Ngatjizeko Primary School was voted the overall winner of this year's edition of the Omaheke Regional Science Fair in the primary schools division during their maiden participation in the event.
The school was named after its first principal, Christoph Katjizeko, who founded the school in 1962.