Unesco Country Director bids Pohamba farewell

20 Sep 2013 04:40
WINDHOEK, 20 SEP (NAMPA) – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco)’s outgoing country director for Namibia, Professor Alaphia Wright says he is leaving Namibia a happy person.
Speaking to members of the media after a closed-door meeting with President Hifikepunye Pohamba at State House on Thursday afternoon, Professor Wright said he is satisfied that a goal of his organisation’s office has been realised.
“We are very happy with what we promoted and supported, which is free education in Namibia, which has now been realised,” he beamed.
Free primary education in Namibia was introduced by the Ministry of Education at the beginning of this year.
The outgoing Country Director said his office has also intensified cooperation with the Namibian Government, civil society and to some extent the private sector in Namibia.
Professor Wright, whose term of office has come to an end, is scheduled to leave Namibia on Monday after a little over four years in the country.
He declined to say what his plans for the future were.
He was accompanied to State House by Deputy Minister of Education, Silvia Makgone.