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Windhoek Technical School receives vehicles for motor mechanics teaching

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The Windhoek Technical High School (HTS) on Thursday received 13 vehicles to be used for practical teaching and assessment of motor mechanics technical subject.Of the 13 vehicles received, five were donated by the Ministry of Works and Transport in 202…

The Windhoek Technical High School (HTS) on Thursday received 13 vehicles to be used for practical teaching and assessment of motor mechanics technical subject.

Of the 13 vehicles received, five were donated by the Ministry of Works and Transport in 2020, while eight were recently donated by the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

HTS is one of the selected schools in the country to offer pre-vocational or vocational subjects and to start with the implementation of the basic education's reformed curriculum, which includes changes to the basic education structure and the introduction of technical subjects and pre-vocational skills courses.

The school currently offers electricity and electronics, motor mechanics, metalwork, welding, bricklaying, plastering, plumbing and pipefitting.

Speaking during the handover ceremony, Khomas Acting Director of Education, Arts and Culture, Paul Lewin, said it remains a priority of the Khomas Directorate of Education to introduce the technical curriculum at more schools in the future to allow for more learners to benefit by acquiring practical skills.

Furthermore, Lewin appealed to Namibians to support the implementation of the revised curriculum, irrespective of the current challenges, stating that it is necessary for learners to obtain knowledge, skills, values and attitudes they need in real life to further their studies and live a meaningful life in a democratic society.

“It should be noted that the review underpins the aspirations of Vision 2030, to realise Namibia’s goals to move towards a knowledge-based society,” he said.

On his part, Director of Centralised Support Services at Ministry of Works and Transport, Sem Kadhikwa, said the ministry is delighted to be associated with HTS in transferring the five vehicles to be used by the school for practical teaching and assessment in motor mechanics.

“As we all know education is the greatest equaliser and practice makes perfect. We as a ministry responsible for transport, we are certain the vehicles transferred will be put to good use in imparting practical training and assessment to HTS motor mechanics students,”Kadhikwa said, adding that the donations show commitment by the ministry in ensuring that the school produces well-trained and competent motor mechanics ready for the Namibian market.

Kadhikwa also appealed to the school’s management to safeguard the vehicles as they are State assets.

Source: Namibia press Agency