Namibian government will take action against parents who delay children’s education progress

WINDHOEK: The Namibian government through the Ministry of Education will take action against parents who delay their children’s education progress.

Education Minister David Namwandi made this remark during the commemoration of the Day of the African Child under the theme A child-friendly, quality, free and compulsory education for all children in Africa in the capital yesterday.

He said they will take serious action against some parents who are delaying the education progress of children and those misusing children, especially on farms.

Namwandi noted that the Namibian government is a caring government as it has allocated about 22 per cent of the national budget to education, which translates to eight per cent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).

The Education Ministry received an allocation of N.dollars 13,1 billion for the 2014/15 financial year compared to N.dollars 10,7 billion received in the 2013/14 financial year.

Namwandi said the allocation was provided to ensure that every Namibian child attends school, referring to the Universal Primary Education (UPE) in Namibia and plan to include Universal Secondary Education.