Namibia Archival App launched

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The Namibia Archival Application was launched in Windhoek by the National Information Workers Association of Namibia (NIWAN).

The application is aimed at allowing Namibians to access Namibian documentary heritage at the click of a button.

The application seeks to transform the way the public accesses archival information from various archival institutions in Namibia.

Institutional archivists will also be trained to be able to receive and accept bookings from researchers and update 
information in their existing databases.

Hundreds of learners without school placement 

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The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture is facing an uphill battle for the placement of Grade 1 and Grade 8 learners.

The nbc News sat down with the Executive Director in the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, Sanet Steenkamp, for an update on the 2024 placements for Grades 1 and 8.

Otjozondjupa, |Khomas and Erongo regions are at the top of the list, grappling with placement challenges.

In the |Khomas Region, 389 Grade 1 learners and 600 Grade 8 learners are still waiting for placement.

Dr. Herbert Diaz dies

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A leading author of Rumanyo literature—a combination of Rugciriku and Rushambyu, mostly taught in Kavango East schools—died last week.

Dr. Herbert Diaz died at a hospital in Swakopmund at the age of 75.

The late Dr. Diaz authored at least ten books, including Tu Ru Dwe Shivuya, Mandavero, and Mumpadi Dakare, among others.

His books were used in some schools in the then-Kavango Region and inspired many learners.

Dr. Diaz also served the Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture in various positions.

School-based action plans and dedicated efforts paid off - Steenkamp

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The Executive Director at the Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture says school-based action plans, improvement strategies, and dedicated efforts have paid off.

Sanet Steenkamp also reaffirmed the ministry's unconditional support for infrastructure development and professional assistance for the capacity development of teachers.

Education Ministry creates over 700 posts

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Building additional classrooms to cater to the ever-increasing demand for schools is one of the pressing priorities for the Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture.

The Deputy Executive Director of the ministry, Edda Bohn, has revealed that the ministry has spent over N$155 million to construct 534 additional classrooms, 74 ablution facilities, and over 700 posts.

For now, school gates are still closed, but when the bells ring next week, it might be a different scene.

Parents urged to shape future of children

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As the 2024 academic year approaches, the Director of Programmes and Quality Assurance at the Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture, Ayesha Wentworth, is urging parents to talk to their children about the dangers of using harmful substances.

Drugs can reduce a child's ability to learn, cause them to even drop out of school, and disrupt their lives and those around them.

Wentworth says children should expect harsh consequences if found with drugs on the school grounds, whether through disciplinary procedures or even face suspension.

Education Ministry announces release date for examinations results

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The Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture made the important announcement that the eagerly awaited Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary (NSSCO) and the Advanced Subsidiary Levels (AS) examination results will be released by latest January 12, 2024.

This update comes directly from the Executive Director of the ministry, Sanet Steenkamp, who shared this information on nbc's breakfast show, Good Morning Namibia.

IMN Institute infuses smart technologies in public education

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The Minister of Education, Arts, and Culture has called for a demand-driven education system.

Anna Nghipondoka says that it is high time that Namibia moves away from importing a skilled workforce.

Nghipondoka made the remarks at the launch of the IMN Technology Mentorship Institute, which aims to assist the public education sector in preparing and training competent and technologically advanced individuals who are ready to develop a competitive economy for Namibia.

Sikosinyana Senior Secondary School commits to hosting annual awards

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In a bid to motivate Grade 11 learners to excel academically, Sikosinyana Senior Secondary School in the Zambezi Region has committed to hosting yearly awards for learners and teachers who perform well.

The school awarded teachers and learners who performed well in this year's first semester with certificates and medals.

The ceremony was graced by officials from the Ministry of Education as well as guest speaker James Sankwasa, who encouraged learners to work hard in the upcoming final examinations.

Appoint independent delegate to decide Ndama School's fate- Ndama East residents 

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Some community members of Ndama East in Kavango East Region held a demonstration on Friday, requesting that the decision to move the school back to Ndama South West be reconsidered.


Earlier on, the community had requested that the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture evaluate and confirm a resolution on the matter.

Yet, with no positive response in sight, the community demands that the government appoint an independent delegate to decide on the school's fate.