Ipinge pledges cash for Tsumkwe holiday school programme

11 Aug 2017 11:30am
TSUMKWE, 11 AUG (NAMPA) – The Office of the Otjozondjupa Governor on Thursday pledged N.dollars 20 000 in support of the Tsumkwe Senior Secondary School classes to be held during this August school holiday.
Governor Otto Ipinge made the pledge at the commemoration of the Africa Day of Decentralisation when a junior regional councillor for the Tsumkwe Constituency, Alfeus Hokan requested a person with goodwill to assist with sponsoring meals for learners attending the holiday classes.
Ipinge pledged N.dollars 20 000 for meals and a further N.dollars 40 000 in case the school would want to buy a computer.
A total of 106 school learners – 90 in Grade 10 and 16 in Grade 12 are expected to attend the two-week school holiday classes.
The August school holiday runs from 21 August to 04 September.
Hokan, who spoke on behalf of the school, said the food will feed learners who will attend the extra teaching and learning programmes in the morning from 07h00 to 13h00 and in the afternoon from 14h00 to 16h00.
He said the teaching and learning will be handled as normal classes, but with high intensity on topics some learners are struggling to catch up with.
Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Sophia Shaningwa, who was also present, indicated she would need a written request for her office to use to solicit funds to donate to the school.