31 Jul 2019 10:50am
WINDHOEK, 31 JUL (NAMPA) The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture is bidding farewell to one of its long-serving senior officials, Charles Kabajani, Deputy Executive Director for Formal Education when he retires from the public service on Wednesday.
A statement issued by the ministry Tuesday said Kabajani served the Education Ministry in various capacities for 33 years until his retirement on 31 July 2019.
He started his career in education as an unqualified teacher in 1982 and later obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Education) from the University of South Africa in 1986.
Kabajani previously served as school principal for Mweshipandeka Secondary School, Caprivi Senior Secondary School and Ipumbu Senior Secondary School.
He also served as a senior inspector of education, chief inspector of schools, director of programmes and quality assurance, under-secretary of schools and programme manager for formal education.
Having been at the helm of the education system just after independence, he leaves behind a legacy of an education system with policies based on the principles of the provision of equitable, quality and inclusive education, the ministrys statement reads.
MoEAC Executive Director, Sanet Steenkamp lauded Kabajani for his commitment, gentle yet firm leadership, diplomatic demeanour and transformative input towards education in Namibia.
She said the education fraternity, stakeholders and wider public service take away great emulative attributes from Kabajani.
In his farewell speech to colleagues Kabajani said he dedicated his whole life to the improvement of education and more importantly the welfare of children, learners and students by addressing their needs through guiding, teaching, educating, counselling - so that they become responsible members of society.
He urged the ministry staff to look after their health, as wellness is the key to productivity and successful interaction in a professional environment.