Damage to Uvhungu-vhungu classrooms to be repaired

12 January 2021 | Education

NAMPA



RUNDU

The directorate of education in the Kavango East Region has secured funds to repair the roofs of three classrooms damaged during heavy rains at the Uvhungu-vhungu Combined School in December.

In an interview with Nampa on Wednesday, education director Fanuel Kapapero said the directorate has secured about N$100 000 to be used for the renovation of the three classrooms.

The school is located some six kilometres east of Rundu.

The director said the directorate’s planning division and the ministry of works and transport have determined that three classrooms have to be renovated following a storm in the area just before Christmas.

The roof of one of the classrooms was blown off and three classrooms subsequently flooded.

Serious damage

“As soon as we receive the confirmation letter for the funds, we will appoint contractors to immediately repair those classrooms,” Kapapero said.

The school’s principal, Peter Vaino, told Nampa just after the incident that the damage was serious and the classrooms would have to be renovated before schools open for the year, or they will be unable to use the classrooms.

Some 120 learners attend classes in the block, out of the 398 learners at the school in total.

The education ministry announced that schools will open on 26 January.

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