04 Jul 2017 17:20pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 04 JUL (NAMPA) The 2017 //Kharas Regional Science Fair Competition will take place at the Keetmanshoop Junior Secondary School Hall from Wednesday to Friday.
The annual event is organised by the Keetmanshoop Teachers Resource Centre (TRC), which falls under the Directorate of Education, Arts and Culture in the //Kharas Region.
The main sponsor is Skorpion Zinc-Vedanta Zinc International, a mining company based in Rosh Pinah.
A total of 200 learners from primary and secondary schools in the region are expected to participate, while 40 teachers will act as judges.
During the science fair, schools display projects based on learners research in science or mathematics related topics.
The categories under which they compete are junior primary, senior primary, junior secondary and senior secondary.
The top performers in the various categories will then compete at this years National Science Fair slated for September in Windhoek.
The regional competition will select the top 15 performers in the primary phase and top 15 in the secondary phase to represent the region.
//Kharas has consistently topped the charts at the national competition.
In 2014 and 2015, the region emerged victorious in first place nationally, while last year it took the second spot overall.
Fair organiser, Zony Swartz of the TRC on Tuesday ascribed the regions success to the learners attitude towards the fair and their individual projects.
It has become very competitive and over the years, the children have proven to be passionate about the subjects and the projects they present in the competition, Swartz told Nampa.