Khomas teachers to host conference on education leadership

24 Oct 2017 18:40pm
WINDHOEK, 24 OCT (NAMPA) - Primary and secondary school principals in the Khomas Region will host a two-day conference which aims to promote moral leadership amongst educators.
The conference, scheduled for Thursday and Friday, is under the theme 'Gearing Up for a Better Future through Education'.
It will emphasise the role of education leadership, re-establish the status of the teaching profession and help create a relationship between primary, secondary as well as tertiary education.
In a press statement issued Tuesday, Chairperson of the Windhoek Primary Head Teachers Association, Robert Dishena said the conference will also discuss the role of technology in education, the physical and emotional well-being of educators and learners.
“The conference will help educators on mechanisms and strategies to eliminate alcohol and substance abuse from all schools in the region, and accelerate the implementation of education policies,” said Dishena.
Dishena emphasised that the conference comes at a time when the country is going through a harsh economic climate and there was need for heads of schools to convene and decide how to position the education sector and still maintain its relevance in the face of challenges facing the country.
He further said the conference will also review the social and economic challenges facing schools in the region with a view to finding practical solutions that will aid in the delivery of quality education to all learners at all schools.
“Renowned and respected personalities will be at the conference to share their wisdom and help craft a strategy that will prepare educators for the challenges of the 21st century,” said Dishena.
The conference is in partnership with the Khomas Regional Council’s Directorate of Education, the Windhoek Secondary Schools Principals’ Association and the Windhoek Primary Schools Head Teachers’ Association.
Among the speakers will be the Deputy Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Ester Anna Nghipondoka, First Lady Monica Geingos, Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) Vice Chancellor, Tjama Tjivikua and the Chairperson of the Governing Council of the International University of Management, David Namwandi.