10 Feb 2016 10:40am
OIMWANDI, 10 FEB (NAMPA) The John Shaetonhodi Combined School (CS) Tuesday received a donation of five computers and printer worth N.dollars 40 000 from one of the few fishing companies doing business in an independent Namibia.
Comoposatu holds a quota to harvest the Horse Mackerel fish species off the Namibian coast since 2011.
One of the companys directors and former member of the National Council (NC), Nico Kaiyamo accompanied by the schools patron and former national railway company, TransNamib managing director, John Shaetonhodi and his wife Linea, officially handed over the donation.
Speaking at the occasion, Kaiyamo said the equipment will enhance the working environment of teachers and assist learners to make John Shaetonhodi CS one of the best performing schools in the country.
Kaiyamo encouraged learners to improve the schools pass rate of 53 per cent to at least 80 per cent at the end of this academic year.
Comoposatu donated the computers and a printer under the ideology that education is a shared responsibility whereby everybody is expected to make a contribution, in whatever form, in order to ensure success in the countrys education system.
The Shaetonhodi family also donated 10 boxes of printing paper at the same occasion.
The new councillor of the Ohangwena Regions Ongenga Constituency, under which the school falls, commended the fishing company.
Sakaria Haimudi said the donation came at the right time when all stakeholders in the education system are required to be computer literate and know how to use the Internet.
Established in 2006 with 71 learners in Grade one to Grade two, the John Shaetonhodi CS has grown to a population of 379 learners from pre-primary to Grade 10 that was introduced this year.
The school is situated along the Namibian-Angolan borders.
Principal Ezekiel Mwaetako said the school has 12 learners in Grade 10, while 14 teachers and a cleaner are manning the institution.