School celebrates N$750k bus

06 February 2019 | Education

Parents and learners at Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo Senior Secondary School, who attended the school since 2012, have raised over N$750 000 to buy a school bus.

School principal Walde Shapaka said the bus will be used for educational tours and will also be rented out to other schools in the Oshana Region to generate an income.

The bus, which is the first such vehicle to be acquired by the school, was bought at the beginning of the year and was officially handed over to the school on Monday.

Parents and other donors donated N$753 398.31, while the procurement, registration and insurance for the bus totalled N$742 644.

School board chairperson Vilho Shikoha received the bus on behalf of the school community.

Shikoha said the school bus initiative was started in 2012 and parents only started contributing money in 2013.

“The transportation of our school learners to out-of-school activities was a very big challenge for us. Teachers had to use their private vehicles to transport learners; therefore, it was deemed necessary to embark on the school bus project.

“Today we are here to celebrate the hard-earned and successful procurement and official delivery our school bus,” Shikoha said.

Shapaka said each learner who attended the school between 2012 and 2018 paid N$180 each year towards the purchase of the bus.

“We are still requesting parents to assist us with the vehicle maintenance. We are therefore requesting that the parents of each learner now pay N$180 once-off, and not per year, as was the case before.

“We would like to thank the parents and everyone that assisted us in making our dream a reality. We are also requesting for the usual cooperation to continue, especially from those that would like you to help us maintain the bus,” Shapaka said.

Oluno circuit education inspector Levi Vries and Ondangwa Urban constituency councillor Elia Irimari were among those who attended the handover event.

ILENI NANDJATO

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