Kavango East to discuss barriers to quality education

19 Sep 2017 06:50am
RUNDU, 18 SEP (NAMPA) – A ‘Generation of Africa Intellectual Trust’ youth organisation plans to hold a panel discussion on barriers to quality education in the Kavango East Region next month.
The panel discussion, billed for 12 October 2017, will take place in the Kavango Regional Council auditorium and will form part of a series of educational discussions the organisation envisions for the region.
Co-founder and managing trustee of the organisation, Maxwell Nghidinwa told Nampa in an interview on Monday the aim is to bring together intellectuals to find innovative solutions to problems in the region’s education sector and promote an active pro-education society in Kavango East.
He said the dialogue will serve as a platform to engage the public by engaging the relevant stakeholders such as learners, teachers and parents.
Nghidinwa also said they hope to implement programmes that will empower stakeholders to contribute to inclusive and equitable quality education in the region.
The panel discussion will be held under the theme ‘A dialogue on the progress and barriers of access to quality education in the Kavango East Region after 27 years of independence.’
It will amongst others discuss skills development programmes for under-qualified teachers, parental involvement in learner education, after-school supplementary programmes as well as the learners’ pregnancy policy.
The dialogue will be facilitated by Nampa journalist, Sawi Hausiku and the panelists will include several role players in education in Kavango East. The keynote speaker will be the Director of Education in the region, Fanuel Kapapero.
The trust is a non-profit, non-political organisation that advocates for social change in Africa. It was registered with the Master of the High Court in 2014.