Namcor supports Xungileni PS

08 Jul 2017 16:50pm
ONGUNGILA, 08 JUL (NAMPA) – Chairperson of the Namcor Social Responsibility Committee, Utaara Hoveka on Friday handed over two computers to the Xungileni Primary School (PS) at Ongungila village in Omusati Region on behalf of his company.
The National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (Namcor) donated the two computers worth over N.dollars 40 000.
“A computer has become an integral part of the education system these days,” said Hoveka whilst handing over the computers in the presence of the school patron, Brigadier Mathias Shiweda and the school board chairperson, Erastus Haikela.
Hoveka encouraged learners to take their studies seriously saying they should “dream and talk big” if they are to pass their examinations with flying colours and eventually become professionals.
Key speaker at the event, Omusati Education Inspector for the Etayi Circuit, Hans Shikongo said the donation came at the right time when the Education, Arts and Culture Ministry was struggling to finance and provide the much needed teaching aids to schools.
According to Shikongo, young and small rural schools such as Xungileni, are in dire need of information technology equipment in the circuit.
He then promised that the computers will be put to the best use at Xungileni PS.
“I have seen many donations made to schools that in many occasions ended up not used to the advantage of the learners, but instead they became breeding spaces for spiders and other insects,” Shikongo said.
Xungileni PS was established in 1982 as a State school with Grades 1 to 3 learners taught under sheds bought with money collected from the local community.
It had only two teachers, Erastus Haikela who is the founding principal and Johanna Hangula. Government put up the first modern block of three classrooms and a storeroom in 1992 and the second classroom block in 2000.
“Mediva Fisheries, a company that committed itself to be a friend and partner of this school towards education development, donated the third block of two classrooms and storeroom in 2002,” narrated the current school principal, Eino Hamutenya, who heads the school since May 2007.
Xungileni PS is located in the Etayi Constituency’s Ongungila village some 43 kilometres (km) northwest of Oshakati and 20km in the east of the Okalongo Constituency.
The school has 170 learners in Grade 1 to 7, seven teachers, the principal and a cleaner.