The children walk long distances to and from school after the introduction of the new curriculum: NaemiAmuthenu

Inspector of education for the Onathinge circuit, NaemiAmuthenu said children are walking long distances to and from school after the introduction of the new curriculum, which brought about the removal of Grade 10 from several schools in the region.

Amuthenu made these remarks during President HageGeingob's town hall meeting at Omuthiya in the Oshikoto Region on Monday.

Children are hardly reaching the school, as they walk 10 kilometres instead of 5km they used to travel to and from school before the removal of Grade 10 from schools in their respective localities, she said.

Amuthenu appealed to the government to be considerate by expanding existing school hostels and building new ones to arrest this problem.

Responding to Amuthenu's concern during the town hall meeting, Deputy Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Anna Nghipondoka admitted that some learners who previously walked 5km to and from school are now travelling 10km to 12km after Grade 10 was removed from their nearby schools.

Source: Namibia Press Agency