Not enough space for pre-primary classes at govt schools

WINDHOEK: There is no enough space at Government schools to accommodate all the learners going for pre-primary school, says Senior Education Officer in the Khomas Region Milka Khoeses.

Khoeses was speaking here on Wednesday during the inauguration of the two new classrooms at the the Wake Up Early Education Centre.

She applauded the private Community Pre-schools for coming on board and accommodating those children that did not get placement in Government schools pre-primary classes.

According to Khoeses the Ministry of Education has managed to establish 74 classrooms in 35 government schools in the Khomas region since 2008, while other schools in the regions have at least two classes for Pre-primary.

She noted that only 13 government schools in Khomas region are without pre-primary classes thus far.

She added that the Hearing impaired school have got one class and also the visual impaired schools.

Khoeses said due to lack of space, they are however in partnership with Private partners; like the City of Windhoek, where they are now renting two classes at the Multi-purpose Rocky Crest centre and Jonas Haiduwa in the Ombili residential areas also has two classes that are attached to the classes nearby them.

The wake up Early Education centre was established in 2010 were they have established a Daycare centre and a pre-school in the suburb of Otjomuise.

It is currently hosting about 80 children with 50 being in Pre-primary school and 30 in for Daycare purposes.

The centre started off with only two classes before growing bigger to establish other two classrooms.

(edited)WINDHOEK: There is not enough space at Government schools to accommodate all pre-primary school learners, the Senior Education Officer in the Khomas Region, Milka Khoeses says.

Khoeses said this while speaking during the inauguration of two new classrooms at the Wake Up! Early Education Centre in Windhoek’s Otjomuise residential area on Wednesday.

She applauded private pre-schools for coming on board and accommodating children who did not get placement in Government schools’ pre-primary classes.

According to Khoeses, the Ministry of Education has managed to establish 74 classrooms in 35 government schools in the Khomas Region since 2008, while other schools in the regions have at least two pre-primary classes.

She noted that only 13 Government schools in the Khomas Region do not have pre-primary classes.

Khoeses said due to a lack of space, the ministry is in partnership with private partners like the City of Windhoek. This partnership with the City of Windhoek has enabled them to amongst others rent two classes at the Rocky Crest multi-purpose centre.

The Wake Up! Early Education Centre, which houses a daycare and pre-school, was established in 2010.

It currently accommodates about 80 children, with 50 being in pre-primary school and 30 in daycare.

The centre started off with only two classrooms.

SOURCE: NAMPA