Teachers being evicted from government hostels-Nantu

March 22, 2018, 5:02pm

The Namibia National Teachers’ Union (Nantu) has claimed that regional directors of education are mistreating teachers staying at government hostels while some are being evicted.

Speaking at a press conference held at their union offices, Nantu Secretary General, Basilius Haingura, said, “Teacher accommodation has been a stumbling block in our quest for equitable deployment of teachers, hence lack of the provision of equitable quality education for all in the Namibian education system.”

The union also said this situation is being supported by the permanent secretary in the education ministry.

When The Villager contacted Sanet Steenkamp, she could not comment as she was on leave and questions sent to the acting PS went unanswered by the time of publication.

The union said it was not in support of teachers that resided for free at such abodes and expects that each non-essential boarder living in the hostel should pay the required rental amount as determined by government.