Education Rejects Enrolment Claims

THE Ministry of Education has rejected media reports that the Karas education authority has failed to secure places for Grade Seven learners who were enroled at the Ambrosius Amutenya Primary School in Oranjemund for the 2015 academic year.

“The Ministry of Education would like to clarify and report that the parents of the 2014 learners of Ambrosius Amutenya Primary School had accepted the offer of Karas education authority to have their children enroled and admitted to the State Hostel of PK de Villiers Secondary School (in Keetmanshoop),” reads a media statement the education ministry issued on Tuesday.

Furthermore, the ministry said that it pledged to provide the affected learners with transport to Keetmanshoop, while exempting them from paying the School Development Fund.

In November 2014, the Karas education authority confirmed an arrangement for the enrolment of Ambrosius Amutenya Primary School’s Grade Seven learners at the Oranjemund Private School during the 2015 academic year, according to the ministry.

However, in early December 2014 the private school informed the regional education authority that it could enrol the Grade Seven learners during the 2015 academic year.

Ambrosius Amutenya Primary School, the first government school in Oranjemund, opened it doors in January 2014, and offers a curriculum from pre-primary up to Grade Seven. Plans are afoot to build new structures for the school which currently operates from the premises of a building that formerly housed the Adult Education Centre.

Source : The Namibian