15 Mar 2019 18:10pm
OVIHITUA, 15 MAR (NAMPA) - Principals, teachers and other school staff should give parents valid reasons to keep their children at their school instead of moving them elsewhere, Erongo Governor Cleophas Mutjavikua said Friday.
He was speaking during the inauguration of two classrooms at Ovihitua Primary School in the Dauras Constituency on Friday.
It is your role as principals and teachers to ensure that parents feel the need to leave their children at your school and not take them to other schools. This responsibility should not be the education directors alone, but should start with the school staff, he said.
The two classrooms were built by Namport through its Social Investment Fund and are valued at close to N.dollars 600 000.
According to the schools principal Almuthy Kapia, the school was established by community members in 1996 with only two classrooms at the time.
Government then afterwards provided two tents which were used as classrooms.
Although we were grateful for the tents we received, this did not curb the challenges we still faced, Kapia said.
The principal thanked Namport for their donation, adding that the learners can now study comfortably.
Dauras Constituency Councillor Daniel Utapi Muhuura emphasised the importance of education and the need to build suitable infrastructure for learners to be taught in.
Awarding bursaries and other forms of financial assistance to the best performing learners is important, but quality education can only be reached through the best and comfortable classrooms for our future leaders, he noted.
He commended Namport for its gesture and challenged others to meet Government halfway in building the nation.
Namport Chief Exective Officer Bisey /Uirab said 2019 is dedicated to giving back to the community as part of Namport's social responsibility.
Ovihitua Primary School currently caters for grades 0 to 3.
The school has an informal hostel which accommodates about 40 learners.