Auas Primary School gets new classrooms

30 Oct 2017 17:30pm
WINDHOEK, 30 OCT (NAMPA) – A new block of four classrooms and a storeroom were Monday inaugurated at the Auas Primary School in Katutura.
The new classrooms were built with a Japanese Government grant amounting to N.dollars 829 049 to accommodate 144 learners in Grade 2 who currently attend school from 12h00 to 17h00.
The school was established in 1969 and accommodates 1 252 learners from pre-primary to Grade 7.
Speaking during the inauguration ceremony, Japanese Ambassador to Namibia, Hideyuki Sakamoto said his government gave the grant to ensure that the double session system is phased out and to provide a more conducive environment for the learners and teachers.
“This highlights continuously growing cooperation between Japan and Namibia, and Japan’s commitment to contributing towards nation building of Namibia,” Sakamoto said.
Officially inaugurating the new buildings, Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa said the shortage of classrooms had led the ministry to look for alternatives like tents to provide space for children.
She noted that the teaching times had to be shortened to allow learners to walk back home while there is daylight.
“These are among the many factors which are negatively affecting the teaching and learning activities and ultimately the performance of our learners,” Hanse-Himarwa said.