Regional Education Fund provides financial assistance to the best-performing orphans and vulnerable children

SWAKOPMUND: All orphans and vulnerable children in the Erongo Region who have shown sterling academic performances will have their uniforms and tuition fees paid for by the regional education fund.

The fund was officially launched by the former President Dr Sam Nujoma on 19 July 2013 to provide financial assistance to the best-performing orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) in the Erongo Region.

Introducing the fund to community members here on Friday, the Chairperson of the Erongo Education Fund and Daures Constituency Councillor Ehrnst Katjiku said the fund will select one learner from each of the 34 lower primary schools and 33 upper primary schools in the region each year so that they can benefit from the fund.

The councillor said application forms for learners to benefit from the regional education fund are available at schools and the due date for those who are in Grade 12 this year is 25 October 2014.

He promised that the amounts given to beneficiaries might increase annually based on how much money is brought into the fund.

GOBABIS; The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Omaheke Region is investigating a case of forgery and uttering against a group of four school children who are alleged to have produced counterfeit bank notes.

The learners are from Epako Secondary School, Wennie Du Plessies High School and Gymnasium High School in Gobabis.

The juveniles, ranging between 14 and 16 years of age, are said to have used a colour printer to produce the fake bank notes in N.collars 50 and N.dollars 100 denominations last week.

According to police records, the boys managed to produce fake notes worth N.dollars 2,800 before their scheme came to light.

Other than a few security features, the notes looked overly genuine, police said.