Japan assists six public schools

22 Feb 2018 17:00pm
WINDHOEK, 22 FEB (NAMPA) – Outgoing Japanese ambassador, Hideyuki Sakamoto, signed six grant contracts with a combined value of about N.dollars 5 million to benefit six public schools in Windhoek on Thursday.
Two of the six schools are from the Kavango West Region and four from Khomas.
The grants are aimed at building new school blocks consisting of three or four permanent classrooms and a storeroom for the six schools, Sakamoto said.
He said the grants will assist the schools in Khomas to do away with the platoon system as this will enable them to have more space for learners.
Echoing Sakamoto's sentiments, Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, described the platoon system as not being suitable for generating quality teaching and learning outcomes for both learners and teachers.
The minister posited that with this type of partnership, the ministry’s quest towards quality education can and shall be achieved.
The cooperation, according to Hanse-Himarwa, has since its inception in 1997, benefited 38 schools with an amount of N.dollars 27.5 million, which the minister said is no small investment.
Both the minister and the ambassador appealed to the principals of the schools to make sure that the classrooms and the storerooms are kept need and tidy.
The minister also added that the principals should keep an eye on the progress made during construction to make sure the projects are completed on time.
The beneficiary primary schools (PS) in Khomas are Augeikhas PS, Groot Aub PS, Martti Ahtisaari PS, Tobias Hainyeko PS.
Ncagu Combined School (CS) and Ntara CS are the beneficiaries from the Kavango West region.