Rector for the Swapo Party School, Marco Hausiku has hit back at social media reports that President Hage Geingob had suspended the school classes indefinitely for failing him to praise him more than the ruling party.
Hausiku called a press briefing yesterday where he told journalists that these reports were being circulated by elements that were afraid of the messages of change which the school is pushing.
He also said that the elements are in ignorance of what the school is about, is doing and intends to achieve.
Reports have been circulating that the president had “summoned Haufiku to Statehouse to tell him that Swapo can not be more important than the leader” and that “Hausiku must choose where his loyalty is”.
It further states that “self proclaimed Harambee Supporters want the school renamed to Dr. Hage Geingob because it was implemented during his popular presidency”.
Hausiku laughed at these allegations stating that the first time that the sitting president ever visited the school was when he officiated over its opening while he and the president are in good books.
“There is no need for him to call me and demand that the curriculum should change,” Haufiku said, reaffirming his rector position as having had come by based on his merit.
Although some have since brushed off the report as mere dirty politicking, it seems the rector has not taken it lightly and has told The Villager that a mass teaching exercise to the regions in underway which will also include elements of how to identity ad interpret fake news.
Dubbed “The Training for mindset change” Haufiku said this regional outreach programme is so important and central to the party school’s educational offensive because they want “all members to know what the leader knows”.
Swapo party faithful should always call his office when they confront “misleading” information pertaining to internal matters, Hausiku said.
Hausiku took time to also refer the media to a book he said he brought from London and explains how technology is being used to kill democracies.
The school is currently handling 59 students who undergo basic computer training and a practical English course as part of their orientation training while the first intake will graduate with a certificate in political science around December after which an other intake will be registered.