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The Khomas Regional Council will assist vulnerable and disabled learners with funding for their studies.

This follows a motion tabled by Khomasdal Constituency Councillor Samuel Angolo, which calls for the building of more classrooms in the Otjomuise suburb to accommodate more learners at Wesmont High School.

At the council meeting, Katutura East Constituency Councillor Richard !Gaoseb stressed the need to assist these needy students.

!Gaoseb said, at the beginning of every year, students flood constituency offices to request for financial assistance for registration fees at tertiary institutions while awaiting the approval of their application at the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund.

He further pleaded with the council to help learners who did not make it to the AS Level with funding to carry on with schooling at NAMCOL.

"We urge the region to assist the students with the registration fees of N$500 per student only for vulnerable and children with disabilities, as you are aware how the learners who did not make it to the AS level storm our offices to look for assistance out of hundreds if not thousands, we just want to ask to avail N$150 or N$200 000 for this year."

Khomasdal Constituency Councillor, Samuel Angolo when tabling his motion explained that learners who complete at the Micheal Mclean and Otjomuise Primary Schools are expected to be admitted to the Wesmont and Chairman Mao Zedong high schools hence the need for adding more classrooms.

"The admission of learners at Westmont High School is limited due to  a shortage of classrooms, however, if there are more classrooms this means the school will admit more learners."

The motion was approved unopposed and referred to the Management Committee.

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