BoN launches robotic coding at selected schools

The Bank of Namibia has launched a robotic coding project to level Namibia's education system with the ever-advancing developments in the world of technology.

Fueled by Namibia's aspirations to become an industrialised nation, the STEAM project focuses on science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.

STEAM subjects are listed in all of Namibia's national development frameworks, including the Harambee Prosperity Plan.

NAMCOL hosts career fair in Rundu

The Namibian College for Open Learning (NAMCOL) Regional Branch in Rundu hosted a two-day career fair for high school learners from the two Kavango regions.

The career fair offers an opportunity for learners to decide what exactly they want to pursue after high school.

The two-day fair is expected to attract learners from 16 schools, where they will have the opportunity to engage with 11 exhibitors.

The exhibitors are from various academic institutions, including VTCs and health training institutions, among others.

Zambezi schools receive administration equipment

Three schools in the Zambezi Region received a donation of administration equipment worth more than N$150,000.

Both Ngweze Primary and Ngweze Senior Secondary Schools each received a printing and photocopying machine from Risk-Based Solutions.

In addition, Ngweze Primary School will also receive four boxes of printing paper.

Speaking at the occasion on Thursday, the company founder, Dr. Silindila Mwiya, said the equipment came after the school's challenges were communicated to them.

"Let's Do It Namibia" donates citrus fruit trees to three different schools

Let's Do It Namibia has donated citrus fruit trees to three different schools in Windhoek.

Martti Ahtisaari Primary School is among those that received trees.

The Sustainable Environmental Education Programme is a pillar of "Let's Do It Namibia," which strives to make a change in the lives of Namibians through education and mentoring.

Parents urged to support learners

The back to school bells will ring as the second semester begins tomorrow.

The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture urges parents and guardians to be supportive of schools and their children. 

Welcoming the teachers, the Ministry of Education's Executive Director, Sanet Steenkamp commended them for their unwavering commitment to educating and grooming the Namibian child. 

High influx of people at coastal towns puts pressure on schools

The high influx of people in the coastal towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay has put pressure on schools there despite the construction of additional classrooms and projects.

In his State of the Region Address, the Governor of the Erongo Region, Neville Andre, said during the period under review, the Directorate of Education, Art, and Culture has recorded an increase in learner enrollments from 51,942 last year to 53,538 this year.

This represents an increase of 1,596 learners.

Moses Sikerete pleads for more time on Ndama school construction

The Chairperson of the Kavango East Regional Youth Forum, Moses Sikerete, has called on the Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture to give the leadership enough time to come up with a solution to the dispute around the construction of a new school in Rundu's Ndama Informal Settlement.

This comes after the ministry requested that the leadership find a solution to the matter before July 23.

The Education Ministry agreed to fund the construction of the school, as a means to decongest the old Ndama School, where the junior and combined schools are presently accommodated.

Ministry of Education dismisses claim of same-sex relationships curriculum

The Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture says it does not have a curriculum in which learners are taught to become homosexuals, as perceived by some segments of society.

A statement issued by the ministry's Executive Director, Sanet Steenkamp, comes after representatives of faith-based organisations and some citizens have alleged that the school curriculum teaches or promotes same-sex relationships in schools.

Steenkamp says the ministry's teaching does not favour or discriminate against learners on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Kavango East police visits schools as part of Operation Genesis

Police in the Kavango East Region visited numerous schools in the region as part of Operation Genesis.

During their visit, the police educated the learners on crime prevention and the importance of self-discipline.

Kavango East Acting Regional Commander, Deputy Commissioner Eino Nambahu, says the school visiting programme is part of the police's responsibility.

The Acting Regional Commander says after the campaign he wants to see crime records reduce drastically.