21 Aug 2016 10:20am
KATIMA MULILO, 21 AUG (NAMPA) - Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Bernard Esau, on Wednesday handed over computer equipment to the Greenwell Matongo Primary School at Katima Mulilo.
The equipment, valued at N.dollars 150 000, was donated by the National Fishing Corporation of Namibia (Fishcor) Fishcor, which is the holding company of Seaflower Whitefish Corporation, in which the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine resources is a shareholder.
The donation includes 20 computers, a projector and projector screen.
Esau also inaugurated the schools new computer lab.
Most of these learners are orphans and vulnerable children. This is why I am commending Fishcor for extending their helping help as far as the Zambezi Region, which is well in line with the spirit of Harambee. No one should be left out regardless of their location in this country, the minister said.
Esau added that the donation comes at a time when the country is investing in future leaders, who should be well skilled in information technology as such an early age.
Greenwell Matongo Primary School currently has 1 282 learners in Grades 0 to 7. There are 49 teachers.
The schools principal, Alfred Malesu said the donation will complement their pass rate which stands at 85 per cent, and the newly introduction vocational subjects such as home ecology, design and technology.
He added that they regularly take part in national science fairs, where they have won bronze medals, and also take part in cultural activities which has won them cash prizes.
However, Malesu noted that the school has problems with infrastructure, such as classrooms that are in a poor state.
There is also no school hall.