Making learning fun

The inauguration of the new classrooms in the Eengodi constituency will create safe and constructive areas for learning.

25 June 2019 | Education

On 7 June, the Oshikoto education directorate inaugurated four new classrooms at Ohamaye Primary School in the Eengodi constituency

The inauguration was officiated by deputy trade minister Lucia Iipumbu.

She said the four new classrooms and one storeroom will greatly benefit the community.

“I want to express my gratitude towards parents and community members who support their children to attend school. The true purpose of these classrooms is to inspire learners to achieve their dreams,” said Iipumbu.

“The purpose of the classrooms is to provide an environment for learning and to make education interesting and fun, and to create a better understanding and interpretation of complex concepts.”

Learners were urged to refrain from vandalism and take care of the investment made by the government and preserve it for future generations. Iipumbu further stressed that the learners should work hard, display discipline and commit to their school work.

The four classrooms and storeroom were named after the community members who have constantly supported the school since its inception.

Iipumbu and the constituency councillor Protasius Neshuku expressed their appreciation towards the community members for their support in terms of educational development.

Oshikoto education director Aletta Eises said education is not an event but a process.

She said the four classrooms were not constructed overnight, but were carefully planned since the time of the first president of the country, Sam Nujoma.

Vision 2030’s aspiration is that Namibia will be an industrialised nation and that most schools should have standard brick buildings, she said.

Eises further urged learners to focus on their education.

“You are the leaders of today and the future and education should be your focus point to change your own future and the future of your communities and the country at large.” She further urged them to make informed decisions that will benefit them and be serious about their education and appreciate government’s work.

Saara Nghilifilwa, a grade 7 learner, said that for a long time they had been taught in congregated iron shacks, which were very hot during summer, too cold during winter and dusty in autumn.

“Harmful things such as snakes and scorpions were the things we were exposed to in the shacks. Some of the learners only saw brick classrooms now for the first time.” Nghilifilwa expressed her gratitude towards the government and the ministry.

Ohamaye Primary School has 153 learners, from pre-primary to grade 7, with seven teachers. The event was attended by community members, the traditional authority, line ministry officials, inspectors and principals of the circuit. The inauguration was attended by close to 300 people, including the learners.

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