Education Ministry and stakeholders launch #Operationbrightfuture

The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture in conjunction with the Ministry of Safety and Security launched #Opertionbrightfuture in Khorixas today.

The operation is aimed at establishing a curfew for school learners between exam periods and is the first of its kind for the Khorixas constituency.

The operation also enable shebeens to close earlier and drug dealers not to sell drug to learners at any given time, chief inspector Theofilus Ipinge has said at the launch of the operation.

We are serious about the future of the youth in the Khorixas constituency area. If we find children at sheebens or at clubs after nine o'clock we will held the parents responsible. For example I found learners with alcohol we will charge the parents as well as the person that sold alcohol to the parents, he said.

Iipinge added that drug and alcohol abuse is a destruction to the future of learners and the community at large.

Speaking at the occasion the chief of #Aodaman Traditional Authority, Petrus Ukongo said that the operation was long overdue and it will enable learners to achieve best mark in exams.

It is about time that we stand up for the future for our children. We know who the drug dealers in our communities are. We will no longer allow walking around and hanging around at clubs. It will never be in our interest and it has never been, he said.

Ukongo also said that the Namibian police should make sure that drug lords around Khorixas constituency are dealt with accordingly because drug usage among learners has been increasing over the years.

One of the parents, Helvi Namises said that the operation has come at the right time.

I thank the ministry of education and the Namibian police for coming up with the initiative. It could not have come at a better time than this. We need our children to be successful in life and with theses operation I am sure that we are on the right track, she said.

One on the learners, Maria Ouses said that it would enable learners to concentrate on their studies as the exams are around the corner.

We want all the shebeens to be closed because most of them make noise and even churches have to be given a curfew, she said.

All school learners of Khorixas constituency, Namibian police and community members attended the launch.

Source: Namibia Press Agency