Revamp for ­Omaheke hostels

27 January 2019 | Education

The Ministry of Education has undertaken to upgrade and renovate facilities at two government school hostels in the Omaheke region.

According to Education Director Peka Semba, the upgrading of the facilities at the Ernst Meyer Primary School and the Epukiro Post 3 Junior Secondary School will enhance teaching and learning and raise the morale of the learners residing in these hostels.



Funding

Ernst Meyer is located some 45 km east of Gobabis along the Trans-Kalahari Highway, while the Epukiro Post 3 Secondary School is located at the settlement with the same name, some 130 km east of Gobabis.

Semba said funding for the renovation of the two facilities will come from the African Development Bank, adding that both existing hostels would be demolished to make way for the construction of modern facilities.

While Ernst Meyer is in a better position, learners at Epukiro Post 3 hostel are forced to sleep in dormitories with broken windows and there are also not enough beds.

Toilet facilities are also damaged, as they are mostly blocked or drainage pipes leak.

He said the general culture of vandalism and ignorance when it comes to government property also has to stop, as those found guilty of such wastage will be made to account for their actions.

Semba noted that money saved from such wastage could be put into the betterment of actual teaching and learning, which is the core function of the ministry.

 – Nampa

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