20 Sep 2018 09:50am
ONGWEDIVA, 20 SEP (NAMPA) Former learners and teachers of Gabriel Taapopi Senior Secondary School (SSS) at Ongwediva over the weekend contributed more than N.dollars 120 000 to the school coffers.
One of the former learners, Jackson Muma on Wednesday told Nampa the money was collected during a reunion for former learners and teachers, where the schools 30th anniversary was also celebrated, on Saturday.
The funds are earmarked for the upgrading of school infrastructure, including new information and communication technology facilities.
Gabriel Taapopi SSS was established in 1988 under the leadership of the retired Director of Education of the Khomas Region, Josia Udjombala.
Some of the former learners include the former assistant governor of the Bank of Namibia, Michael Mukete, who is currently the patron of the school, and Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy, Kornelia Shilunga.
Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, I-Ben Nashandi, Commissioner of Inland Revenue in the Finance Ministry, Justus Mwafongwe and Chairperson of the Namibia Institute of Pathology board, Dr Diina Shuuluka, also attended the school.
Gabriel Taapopi SSS is indeed a school of excellence, with its products holding prominent positions both in Government and the private sector, said Deputy Finance Minister Natangwe Ithete, whilst officiating at the event.
Ithete said Gabriel Taapopi was managed with excellence, determination, hard work and courage for the past 30 years, resulting in good performances by Grade 10 and 12 learners.
Last year, at Grade 12 Ordinary level, it was ranked number one in the Oshana Region and fifth nationally.
It was also ranked second in the Grade 10 examinations at regional level and ninth nationally.
Gabriel Taapopi Senior Secondary School is a government school and Sakaria Eelu has been serving as its principal since 2006.