New Era (Windhoek)

9 January 2013

Namibia: A New Dawn for Namibian Education

Rundu — The Divundu Vision School will be welcoming its first ever intake of learners this year when school's reopen.

Today the induction process begins for the teaching personnel and hostel staff who will take care of the school's 240 learners. The school is expected to herald another milestone in the Namibian education sector in terms of the delivery of quality education and bolster government's efforts to make education accessible for all.

The region's Deputy Education Director, Fanuel Kapapero, told New Era yesterday that the induction will not take place at the school, because the contractor is yet to hand over the building to the Ministry of Education.

"We will conduct the induction at another venue in Divundu, although we expect to be given the green light by the contractor within this week. The students will not attend the proceedings, only teachers and the hostel staff," he said. The induction will take place at the Martin Ndumba Combined School.

"The school will have 16 teachers and close to 24 hostel staff," revealed Kapapero. With schools set to reopen next week Tuesday, the induction process will plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the teaching team starts the year on a high note.

Next year it is envisaged that about 240 poor and marginalised learners from all over Namibia will form part of the first intake at the country's first ever vision school.

The school was build at a cost of N$100 million, and is set to accelerate the country's quest towards Vision 2030 through quality secondary education for learners with outstanding academic potential who hail from poor families.

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