Market Watch Covid-19 Snippets

18 May 2020 | Education

The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN)'s Chief Executive Officer, Rolf Hansen says the state of emergency and lockdown has brought all fundraising drives to sustain support programmes to a screeching halt. According to Hansen the economic climate during 2018 up to 2020 already contributed to drastic cuts to their annual budget and the COVID-19 pandemic has further pushed their current budget over the limit. - Nampa

Forty-four per cent of schools in the Omusati Region utilises e-learning as a mode of teaching, while the rest in remote areas with limited network coverage and access to the internet are catered for through printed booklets. According to Laban Shapange, Director of Education, Arts and Culture in the Region they are experiencing challenges of lack of support from parents as most parents went back to their duty stations, leaving learners without their guidance. - Nampa

Director of Education, Arts and Culture for the Kunene Region, Angelina Jantze says most of the schools in the region are in remote areas with no access to cellular network and the Internet. The region also has high poverty levels as well as marginalised communities such as the San, Ovatua, Ovatjimba and Ovahimba communities, and teachers play the role of guardians as the majority of these parents never attended school and also need support. - Nampa

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