VIDEO: Japanese Government donates N$5m to education

February 22, 2018, 6:27pm

The Japanese government has donated N$5 million to the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture in support of six public schools in Namibia.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Ambassador of Japan to Namibia, Hideyuki Sakamoto said, the grant which is donated through their Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) scheme, will support the construction of new school blocks in different regions.

The new school blocks will consist of four to three permanent classrooms and one store room in order to provide a more conducive educational environment.

“Four schools in Khomas region, namely Augeikhas Primary School, Groot Aub Primary School, Martti Ahtisaari Primary School and Tobias Hainyeko Primary School are supported in their efforts of abolishing the platoon system,” he said.

Two schools in the Okavango West region, Ncagu Combined School and Ntara Combined School will also utilise the grant for provision of classrooms with a permanent structure.