Karundu PS receives chairs and desks donation

08 Aug 2019 09:20am
OTJIWARONGO, 08 AUG (NAMPA) - A donation of 442 new chairs and 100 tables to the Karundu Primary School (PS) at Otjiwarongo on Wednesday is expected to drastically reduce pressure on learners who have been sharing chairs and desks at the school.

The chairs and desks are worth more than N.dollars 250 000 and were donated by the Otjikoto B2Gold Mine situated about 70 kilometres north of Otjiwarongo.

School principal, Julia Chaka, at the event said learners at her school have been sharing chairs and tables for nearly three years now due to the high enrolment rate.

The newly donated items were on Wednesday kept temporarily in one classroom as the school management will still have to sit and allocate them to each classroom, Chaka said.

“With this donation received today, we are sure the situation will never be the same again once the allocation of these chairs and desks to each classroom is completed,” she said.

The school has a total of 1 387 learners from pre-primary to Grade 7 this year, with a staff complement of 47, including administration staff.

Karundu has a functioning government hostel where 250 learners are accommodated.

The Otjozondjupa Regional Education Director, Josephine Mutenda, on behalf of the school received the donation.

Mutenda also called on other companies in the region to assist the Karundu PS with more resources for it to complete its school hall and library, which are under construction.