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Hostel matter unresolved in Ohangwena

Hostel matter unresolved in Ohangwena

Maria David
PRESIDENTIAL constitutional advisor, Inge Zaamwani-Kamwi, said that Omungwelume Secondary School and Shituwa Secondary School will see the construction of school hostel that will be completed by November this year.
Zaamwani-Kamwi made these remarks during President Hage Geingob’s town hall meeting at Eenhana in the Ohangwena Region on Wednesday.
She was giving feedback on the questions raised on the matter during 2015 series of presidential town hall meetings, following request to construct hostel at several schools.
However, Informanté understand that construction of school hostel for the Omungwelume SS, has until now still not commenced, despite funds that had been raised during the school gala dinner initiative for constructing a hostel.
A reliable source told Informanté that construction of the hostel was halted by the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture and materials are still at the site and if nothing is done, it might result in it getting spoiled.
Speaking at the same meeting, Namibia National Teacher’s Union (NANTU) Ohangwena Regional Chairperson George Hafilwa, said the report on hostels is not reflecting what is on the ground.
According to Hafilwa, the revised curriculum subject learners to hazardous conditions, learners as young as 15 and 16 years old are made to rent or stay alone without guidance.
Hafilwa stated that poverty stricken parents paying as much as N$400 per month and having children sleep in rooms attached to noisy bars and locations.
“This is happening in Endola, Omungwelume, Ondobe, Eenhana, Oshikunde, Okongo and many other areas,” he said.
NANTU has called on the President to intervene in order to rescue the current suffering learners at Omungwelume SS, Oupili Combined School, Ondobe SS, Shituwa SS and many others in order to better the life of a Namibian child.

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