Kunene primary school gets library and laboratory

07 Aug 2013 07:50
OPUWO, 07 AUG (NAMPA) - The first secretary of the Japanese Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa officially opened new classrooms constructed at the Kameru Senior Primary School (KSPS) with Japanese assistance here on Tuesday.
The two classrooms are situated in one block, and will be used as a library and laboratory. It was constructed at a cost of N.dollars 700 000.
Speaking at the occasion, Tomohide Yamada said Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) started funding projects in Namibia in 1995, mostly providing assistance to educational institutions, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), and local authorities.
“I am sure these new facilities will be of great advantage to all learners at this school. I hope the new laboratory will provide the students with an interactive approach to learning and help them to develop a keen interest in the sciences,” Yamada noted.
He added that he hoped the library would inspire in learners a love for reading and writing, adding that he wishes the facilities will enrich academic lives and lead to a brighter and successful future for all learners at the school.
“This project with KSPS forms part of the greater relationship between Japan and the Republic of Namibia. Since the establishment of the diplomatic relationship in 1990, Japan has been extending development assistance to Namibia in many ways, such as infrastructure, agriculture, rural development, education, and health,” said Yamada.
To date, 35 projects have been implemented in Namibia, all aimed at improving basic human needs at grassroots level, through the assistance of the government of Japan.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Education Inspector for the Opuwo Circuit, Chris Tjivikua called on the learners to preserve the facilities, use it for its intended purpose and protect it from vandalism.
KSPS has 570 learners in Grades Three to Seven, and it is also a cluster centre for many primary schools in the Opuwo Constituency.
The school in addition accommodates learners from the Ondao Mobile School Units in the Opuwo, Sesfontein and Epupa constituencies.
Kameru is now the only primary school with a library and laboratory in the Kunene Region.