School rises from the ashes
05 February 2020 | Disasters
A block of four classrooms and a library caught fire in the early hours of Thursday, destroying everything.
Speaking to Nampa earlier this week, Namibian Police Force crime investigations coordinator for the Omaheke Region, Commissioner Chris Kalimbula, said forensic analysts from the National Forensic Science Institute are analysing what was collected from the scene, and therefore are yet to determine the cause of the fire.
Also speaking to the news agency, Dr Fischer Primary School principal Ismael Kazondanga said lessons resumed successfully, although the learners are still adapting to the double shift school system. “We started with the double shift on Monday to accommodate all the classes for the senior primary learners because the classrooms that were destroyed were senior primary classrooms. Everything is operating smoothly so far,” he said.
Kazondanga added that the school has managed to provide the learners with exercise books as theirs were destroyed in the fire.
The principal raised concern about lower primary learners, saying because the senior learners attend school during the morning shift from 06:30 to 12:00, grade 2 and 3 learners play and run around all morning and by 12:00 when they have to go for class, they are exhausted. – Nampa
One of the burned classrooms at Dr Fischer Primary School. Photo Nampa