Education Deputy Minister dissatisfied over poor supervision, lack of leadership by school principals, heads of depts at public schools

KEETMANSHOOP: Education Deputy Minister, Sylvia Makgone today expressed her dissatisfaction over the poor supervision and lack of leadership skills displayed by school principals and heads of departments at some public schools in the Karas Region.

The deputy Education Minister said the majority of the school principals and heads of departments at public schools in the Karas Region have no teaching action plans, and most of them do not know what to do to help improve the learning and teaching performance at their respective schools.

It also came to light during the deputy minister’s visit to some of the schools in the Karas Region that a number of school principals and heads of departments have allegedly used money which they had received from the government to make financial investments through Metropolitan Namibia and Old Mutual Namibia.

The deputy minister had undertaken a four-day familiarisation visit of nine public schools in the districts of Koes, Aroab, Tses, Berseba and Keetmanshoop, and she made these observations as she presented her to the Karas Regional Education Directorate on Monday.

According to the deputy minister, none of the school principals were able to show her any proper homework done by the learners at the schools and some school principals do not even know the total number of the learners at their school.

SOURCE: NAMPA