SPYL applauds study camps

19 Sep 2013 09:00
WINDHOEK, 19 SEP (NAMPA) - The Swapo-Party Youth League (SPYL) has called on all bar and shebeen owners in the country to curb access to alcohol before and during the time Grades 10 and 12 learners sit for their year-end examinations.
Every year from around September to late November, Grade 10 and Grade 12 national examinations are in progress, hence the initiative by the SPYL to request alcohol-related business owners to play their part during this period.
In a media statement issued here on Wednesday, the SPYL’s Secretary for Education, Sports and Culture Menthel Links encouraged businesspeople to screen their revellers, and to ensure that they do not allow individuals below the permissible age entry into their establishments to consume alcohol.
“On this issue, we seriously request the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) and other law-enforcement agencies to carry out routine operations in their areas of jurisdiction to identify, and possibly arrest bar and/or shebeen owners who are not adhering to the appropriate laws,” the statement read.
The Youth League further expressed the hope that learners have prepared themselves well for the final examinations this year, and that teachers too have taught and are busy revising their work thoroughly to ensure learners master the required competencies to do well in their subjects.
Meanwhile, the SPYL applauded schools, mainly in the northern rural areas, for adopting a culture of establishing examination study camps, stating that it cuts the long distances walked by learners to examination centres.
This method also gives an opportunity for teachers to carry out thorough revisions with their learners, an approach the SPYL hoped would be considered by the Minister of Education Dr David Namwandi to be adopted in all Government schools in the country.