Deputy Minister Faustina Caley encourages academic excellence


The Deputy Minister of Education, Arts, and Culture, Faustina Caley, has appealed to learners in the Hardap Region to consistently pursue academic excellence. 

She made the call at the Hardap Regional Academic Awards held at Gibeon. 

The regional academic awards ceremony recognised learners and teachers in academics and sports. 

Awards were given in categories such as best junior primary school, best junior primary teacher, best senior primary school, NSSCO and NSSCAS top national subject performers, and overall best-performing school for the 2023 academic year. 

Five Rand Primary School says goodbye to crowded classes


The learners at Five Rand Primary School will no longer be taught in crowded classes after Fly and Help and Oshimada built five additional classrooms.

The entities joined hands with the government by building five classrooms to make life easier for the Five Rand Primary School in Okahandja. 

The Deputy Minister of Education, Arts, and Culture, Faustina Caley, says that the classrooms will make learning conducive and shape and pave the way for the Namibian child.

The principal of Five Rand Primary School, Victor Nakapandi, commended the donors for the gesture.

Sanitary materials already enacted - Caley


The Deputy Minister of Education, Arts, and Culture, Faustina Caley, is steadfast in her argument that there is no need for additional legislation concerning the provision of free sanitary materials to schoolgirls.

Caley was ready to provide reasons for her objection in the National Assembly on Wednesday, but the Speaker told her that she is under no obligation in terms of the rules of the house.

Her objection speech to PDM President McHenry Venaani's bill for the provision of sanitary pads to schoolgirls has now been distributed.

MoEAC hosts public discussion on social protection for artisans


The Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture (MoEAC), in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), hosted a public discussion on social protection for Namibian artists and cultural professionals.

Social protection for artists and cultural professionals aligns with the UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, to which Namibia is a signatory.

Education regional heads, stakeholders in Zambezi share interventions to improve results


Regional heads and stakeholders in the education sector in the Zambezi Region shared interventions that will improve national results in the region.

They also identified bottlenecks that impeded the desired results.

Stakeholders identified a shortage of textbooks, hostels, and classrooms, while the placement of teachers according to their specialisation is also a factor of concern.

Shortage of teaching, learning resources hamper education in Kavango East


The Deputy Minister of Education, Arts, and Culture, Faustina Caley, has highlighted the shortage of teaching and learning resources, along with insufficient support, as crucial factors requiring immediate intervention in the Kavango East Region.

Caley made these remarks during a consultative engagement meeting held in Rundu with the Education Sector Leadership and other relevant stakeholders.

130 Nursing Students Graduate from Alba Chipamba Training Centre


The Deputy Minister of Education, Arts, and Culture, Faustina Caley, says the release of more health professionals into the healthcare system is hoped to narrow the shortage of health workers in Namibia.

She was speaking at the graduation ceremony of the Alba Chipamba Training Centre (ACTC) at Rundu.

The ACTC hosted its second graduation ceremony, with at least 130 nursing students graduating from the centre.

During the graduation ceremony, Caley applauded the institution for offering nursing courses to meet the country's demand. 

Omuhonga Combined School gets facelift


Deputy Minister of Education, Arts, and Culture, Faustina Caley handed over four hostel blocks, a matron's quarter, a kitchen, a dining hall, two ablution blocks, and two teacher houses to Omuhonga Combined School.

The facilities were constructed at a cost of more than N$79.5 million.

Omuhonga Combined School has grades zero to eleven, and the facility was dilapidated, with no accommodation for both teachers and learners.

Against this background, the school was selected as a beneficiary of the Africa Development Bank's financial assistance.

FirstRand Namibia Foundation invests N$2.8 million in education sector


Over the past six months, FirstRand Namibia Foundation has invested N$2.8 million into the education sector.

This was revealed by the Chairperson of the Foundation Clara Bohitile at the official handover in Windhoek on Tuesday.

The Chairperson of the Foundation Clara Bohitile vowed that the foundation will remain committed to ensuring the provision of quality education to Namibian children, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.