Kavango West commemorates International Education Day
The Directorate of Education in the Kavango West Region commemorated International Education Day at the Christian Joseph Haihambo Combined School on Tuesday.The day, which is commemorated annually on 24 January, was observed under the theme ‘To invest …
The Directorate of Education in the Kavango West Region commemorated International Education Day at the Christian Joseph Haihambo Combined School on Tuesday.
The day, which is commemorated annually on 24 January, was observed under the theme ‘To invest in people, prioritise education.’
In a speech read on her behalf, Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Anna Nghipondoka said this year’s International Education Day calls for maintaining strong political mobilisation around education and charting the way to translate commitment and global initiatives into action.
“I, therefore, wish to implore education practitioners to spare a moment of serious and honest introspection in order to craft well-informed strategies on how we are going to execute our respective designated duties,” she said.
If education practitioners do that, they will be able to succeed to accord learners an education which will propel them out of poverty and uncertainty, Nghipondoka said.
The minister further said her ministry commits itself to continue to roll out school governance and social accountability workshops in more regions so that the voices of the learners and school board members are also taken into account.
“We should never underestimate the value and worth of parents in education. Together we must build on that partnership and stakeholder engagement this year and beyond,” she stated.
Speaking at the same event, Musese constituency councillor Kosmas Katura said teachers should not compromise the learning process for simple things such as teachers deciding not to mark a learner’s book because it is not covered.
The former teacher further stated that schools should also ensure that during admission, all learners get an opportunity to sit in a classroom.
“I would like to also inform some schools that their decision of only admitting a learner unless their parents contribute funds is delaying the admission process,” he said.
Source: The Namibian Press Agency