Late admissions start at St Mary High School

08 Jan 2014 17:00pm
ODIBO, 08 JAN (NAMPA) - The St Mary High School at Odibo in the Oshikango Constituency commenced with its late admission of learners in Grades 8 to 11 for this academic year on Wednesday.
The school’s principal, Eino Heelu told Nampa here on Wednesday the admission process ends on Friday.
“This is late admission because the formal period for applications for admission ended in October last year,” Heelu explained.
He said there are 15 places available in Grade 8; 25 in Grade 9; and 30 in Grade 10 and 11 respectively.
The principal said St Mary High School has 18 teachers for a 450-learner population in Grades 8 to Grade 12.
The school can accommodate only 280 learners in its hostels.
“I am encouraging parents to enrol their children on time, and to remember it is being done on a first come-first served basis,” Heelu said.
He added that the school admits children from all over the country and not only those who are from the Ohangwena Region or the four northern regions of Namibia.
The school is privately owned by the Anglican Church and was established in 1925.
Prominent public figures such as Swapo-Party veteran politician Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo, Information Minister Joel Kaapanda, retired Chief of Defence Martin Shalli and Foreign Affairs Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah attended St Mary High School.
It is situated along the Namibia-Angola border.