Kaapanda supports Iilyateko CS

IILYATEKO: Information and Communication Technology Minister Joel Kaapanda has called on members of the business community within the Onesi Education Circuit in the Omusati Region to support the Iilyateko Combined School (CS).

He made the call while handing over building materials donated by MultiChoice Nambia to that school on Monday.

The company’s spokesperson, Katrina Sikeni attended the event.

The building materials are worth N.dollars 5 000, and include iron bars, a door and its frame.

Some learners of that school are currently being taught in a camping tent and others in shack classrooms provided by the parents.

The school obtained first position in last year’s Grade 10 examination results in the Onesi Circuit.

“I want to call upon the businesspeople of Onesi to support this school, because the school is performing well and has passed with more than 80 per cent in the Grade 10 examinations last year,” Kaapanda stated.

He urged Onesi members of the business community to emulate the example set by MultiChoice, adding that education is a responsibility of everyone in the country.

The minister also appealed to learners to continue working hard in order to pass their exams with high marks.

Namibia, Kaapanda said, need to have improved Grade 12 examination results, and as such, teachers should always place children’s interest first and support them to succeed in their studies.

He then pledged N.dollars 2 000 to the school to buy cement.

The school was established in 1972 by the Roman Catholic Church mission, and currently has 550 learners in pre-primary up to Grade 10.

The school’s principal, Shemunyenga Amukwaya pointed out that the school has 42 learners in Grade 10 this year, and its target is a 100 per cent pass rate this time around.