Educational trips important in shaping a child's mind: Geingob

20 Aug 2013 10:50
WINDHOEK, 20 AUG (NAMPA) - Educational visits to Government offices and historical monuments by learners from all over the country play an important role in shaping children’s minds.
Prime Minister Hage Geingob made this remark during a visit by the Learners’ Representative Council (LRC) of Mavuluma Primary School in the Zambezi Region to his office on Tuesday.
“Visits to Government offices are very important for learners of this country. They look up to the leaders of the country and want to meet and know them,” he told reporters during the meeting.
Geingob was also impressed by how well the group was organised, with each learner wearing a name tag during the visit. He expressed his gratitude towards the principal and teachers of the school for having such a well-organised school.
Speaking about his health, the Prime Minister said he is doing well and is now back at work, noting that he has to work and could not refuse the learners a visit to his office.
Local media reports had it that Geingob underwent minor brain surgery and spent his 72nd birthday in a local private hospital. He also told members of the media on Tuesday it was the first time in his life that he had to check into a hospital.
Speaking at the same occasion, a teacher from the school, Virgil Matiti told Geingob that the learners wanted to pay a visit to him as they viewed him as their mentor.
“You are their mentor and they insisted on meeting with you,” she beamed.
Grade 6 learner Mukaya Sinvula also presented the Prime Minister with a gift.
The group consisted of six girls and six boys and is amongst others expected to visit Heroes’ Acre and Parliament during their educational tour.