Schools, hostels close earlier

04 August 2017 | Education

Government schools and hostels will close three days earlier at the end of this term but the move will not affect students or their studies, the education ministry assured parents and interested parties.

The education ministry yesterday confirmed that the last day of school for learners will be on Friday, 18 August and not Wednesday, 23 August, as initially scheduled.

Learners in state hostels will be required to vacate their rooms on Friday.

Teachers and hostel staff are not affected by the earlier closures and will remain on duty until 23 August and the completion of their duties.

“It should be noted that this early closure does not affect teaching and learning because learners will only be released once examinations are completed,” education spokesperson Johanna Absalom said.

She added that the ministry decided to release learners early due to administrative arrangements in accordance with Circular form ED. 7 of 2017.

The ministry also announced that the last day of the third term will be Friday, 1 December 2017. Hostel residents will have to vacate the hostels on the same day.

The initial school closing date was Tuesday, 5 December.

Permanent secretary Sanet Steenkamp yesterday explained that the tweaks to the school calendar were merely a re-enforcement of existing guidelines.

“It has been the standing rule that teachers have to utilise the last three school days to complete their administrative duties. By that time all teaching and learning as per prescribed curriculum is concluded the Friday before, that is, in this particular term, 18 August 2017.”

She said the ministry was “only re-formalising this arrangement to provide adequate time for concluding all school administration and prepare adequately for the start of the new term.”

Similar News

 

Cyber defence skills honed in real time

1 day - 17 July 2018 | Education

Justicia ShipenaThe Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) also launched a pre-competition for the Namibia National Cyber Security Competition on 5 July.According to Dr...

Building the next generation

1 day - 17 July 2018 | Education

Elizabeth JosephYoung Engineers hosted a Bricks Challenge, which allowed children from all over Namibia to experience the world of engineering through building with Legos. The...

Kombat farm school stands idle

5 days ago - 13 July 2018 | Education

An abandoned, newly constructed school at the Neu Sommerau government resettlement farm near Kombat, has stirred up blame games between the lands ministry and the...

Moulding youth through apprenticeships

1 week ago - 10 July 2018 | Education

Justicia Shipena The Namibia Training Authority (NTA) has announced additional apprenticeship funding agreements with employers under the work-integrated learning Technical and Vocational Education and Training...

First-year survival kit

1 week ago - 10 July 2018 | Education

Coping with first semester failureTunohole MungobaAccording to university graduates, tertiary studies are never an easy ride.One has to experience a few bumps and glitches before...

First-year survival kit

1 week ago - 10 July 2018 | Education

Tunohole MungobaAccording to university graduates, tertiary studies are never an easy ride.One has to experience a few bumps and glitches before successfully walking out of...

Die skoonheid van ballet

1 week ago - 10 July 2018 | Education

Monique MorkelEk het in 2010 by die Kollege van die Kunste (Cota) in die hoofstad met ballet begin. Ek dans nou al agt jaar. Ballet...

Zambian 'assasin' training addressed

1 week ago - 09 July 2018 | Education

The ministry of health and social services said it is in the process of informing cabinet and parliament about the eligibility of medical courses in...

WBPHS shines at awards evening

1 week ago - 06 July 2018 | Education

The average staff member at Walvis Bay Private High School (WBPHS) works between 12 to 15 hours a day. Apart from the formal school...

Nangolo gets Nipam job

1 week ago - 05 July 2018 | Education

Former Namibia Training Authority chief executive officer Maria Nangolo has been appointed as the new boss of the Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management...

Latest News

Calle urges parties to account

17 hours ago | Economics

NDAMA NAKASHOLEFinance minister Calle Schlettwein has urged each political party to remain accountable to the public in regard to the public funds it receives.The figures...

Rest easy, gentle giant

17 hours ago | Opinion

The late Theo-Ben Gurirab was without an iota of doubt a gentle giant, whose life was lived in service and dedication to Namibia's struggle for...

Dangote signs US$650mln Afreximbank loan

17 hours ago | Economics

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has signed a US$650 million loan facility with the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) for his oil refinery project in Nigeria.Africa’s...

New revenue agency operational by...

17 hours ago | Government

Finance minister Calle Schlettwein is optimistic that the much-anticipated Namibia Revenue Agency will be operational come 1 March 2019. This will coincide with the start...

Dippenaar blames Joschko for crash

17 hours ago | Justice

Jandré Dippenaar has placed the blame for a crash in which six people died squarely on the shoulders of Markus Walter Joschko, who was also...

CIF, NSI highlight criticality of...

17 hours ago | Economics

STAFF REPORTERAn efficient use of scarce financial resources both in the public and private sector demands an awareness and application of building standards and adherence...

Ramaphosa talks tough on mine...

17 hours ago | Economics

Safety is a huge issue in South Africa’s deep and dangerous mines and increasingly a focus for investors. A spate of deaths at Sibanye-Stillwater’s gold...

NAB appoints new CEO

17 hours ago | Agriculture

The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) has announced the appointment of Dr Fidelis Nyambe Mwazi as its newly appointed CEO. Mwazi takes over the reins from...

Seed bill could limit imports...

17 hours ago | Agriculture

The Seed and Seed Varieties Bill, expected to be adopted by the National Assembly, could limit the importing and exporting of seeds, finance minister Calle...

Load More