24 Oct 2013 19:10pm
ARANDIS, 24 OCT (NAMPA) - The Kolin Foundation Secondary School officially unveiled a new classroom constructed by Areva Resources Namibia at the cost of N.dollars 100 000 here on Wednesday.
The school currently has 570 learners, and with the addition of the new classroom, now has a total of 26 classes.
Speaking during the handing-over ceremony, the schools principal Richard Geiseb said the new classroom has eased the burden of overcrowding experienced at the school and has created a new venue for the Grade 10 and 12 external examinations.
He added that since the need for a classroom was a very high priority, the learners have already started utilising the class.
Geiseb went on to say that although Kolin Foundation is one of the more privileged schools in Namibia which is receiving support, the need to build more classes still exists.
The main challenge currently being experienced at the school is the lack of a school hall.
During the Grade 10 and 12 external examinations, five of the classes are used for the learners to write their question papers. As a result, during the external examinations, five teachers will not have a classroom and about 200 learners will be roaming the school during that time due to the lack of space, he explained.
He told Nampa on the sidelines of the event that during these periods, there is no effective teaching or learning at the school and the parents are not happy with this state of affairs.
The parents are complaining that their children are not being taught and every year the enrolment of learners continues to increase. I thus want to urge other private companies to join hands with Government and provide assistance to construct more classrooms and a hall at the school, he said.
Also speaking at the same event, Chairperson of the National Council and Arandis Constituency Councillor, Asser Kapere indicated that the construction of the classroom should be seen as an important undertaking which will contribute towards a quality and efficient learning environment for the learners.