The closing date for schools is 09 August 2019: SanetSteenkamp

The closing date for schools is 09 August 2019, a statement issued yesterday by the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture's Executive Director, SanetSteenkamp, said.

The statement was issued in response to communication issued by the Hardap Regional Education Directorate and others indicating the last day of school and hostel was 02 August, without the approval and endorsement from the executive director, the statement read.

All regional educational directorates that have issued such communications to schools are hereby directed to rescind the same immediately and ensure that examinations continue uninterrupted as scheduled and no alteration of set timetables are to be effected by any school, it added.

Steenkamp indicated that as far as deviation from the school calendar is concerned, only the Omaheke Directorate of Education requested such and was granted permission to do so.

She said the deviation is only applicable to the hostel borders for whom special arrangements should be made by the regional office, adding that the respective schools should ensure that affected learners complete their examinations as per their school schedules.

Source: Namibia Press Agency