Education needs millions, Support Hage urges Pohamba, free secondary education in 2016

November 10, 2015, 9:51am

Education needs millions

by Theresia Tjihenuna, the Namibian. Photo: the Namibian

THE Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture says it is one of the least funded ministries in terms of capital projects and it affects the delivery of quality education.

Education minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa revealed this during her first State of Education, Arts and Culture address in Windhoek yesterday.

Hanse-Himarwa said although they have seen a gradual increase in their budget from N$468 million at independence to N$11,3 billion now, a large portion of the money is spent on the payment of staff.

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Support Hage, urges Pohamba

Article and photo by Namibian Sun

Former President Hifikepunye Pohamba has urged Namibians to continue supporting President Hage Geingob even if they dislike him as he is the right man for the job.

Speaking on Sunday at Ombuga ya Amunyoko during the Koneka Social Club’s support for the elderly, Pohamba said Geingob continues to deliver on his mandate to develop the country and that it would be unfair for people not to continue supporting him simply because they dislike him.

“During my time in office I was doing what Sam Nujoma set out to do and Geingob has continued where I left off. Even if you dislike him, the truth is he is bringing development to the people and he should be supported,” said Pohamba.

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Free secondary education in 2016 – Hanse-Himarwa

Article and photo by New Era

The government has issued a directive that from next year secondary schooling will be offered completely free of charge in all public schools.

As per a Cabinet resolution, government abolished the compulsory payment of school development fund (SDF) fees in secondary schools starting next year.

This means all learners in public schools and at the Namibian College of Open Learning (Namcol) will not be required to pay SDF fees.

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