The Mobile Telecommunications Company (MTC) through its Rural School Project, has announced plans to construct classrooms in Zambezi, Ohangwena and Hardap regions this year at a cost of N$3,2 million.

The schools to benefit include Kahunikwa Primary, Onduludiya Combined School and the Groendraai Primary Schools.

MTC's Chief Human Capital, Corporate Affairs, and Marketing Officer, Tim Ekandjo expressed dismay over challenges, such as the lack of dilapidated classrooms faced by many schools in the country.

This he says results in many children being taught in unconducive environments, and therefore must be radically addressed in a collective approach 

The principal of Kahunikwa Primary School in the Zambezi Region, Masene Nalishebo says the current situation at the school is demoralizing learners, and often makes concentration in class difficult due to poor infrastructure

At Groendraai Primary School, there are only five classrooms and they are not conducive for learning.

MTC, through its Rural School, has to date spent N$5 million, which benefitted five schools. 

The MTC Rural Schools Project was launched in 2020 and is driven to better the learning environment for learners, through building and or revamping classrooms.



Maria Kaalushu