Namibia launches after-school learning program

WINDHOEK, July 2 — Namibia’s Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture launched on Tuesday a digital after-school learning program in Windhoek’s Katutura’s informal settlement.

The program dubbed “Edulution” aims to enable learners to revise and master essential numeracy and literacy skills and in turn allow teachers to better deliver their curriculum objectives.

Head of Marketing and Communications of Edulution Michael Clarke said that Namibia can be the showcase to other countries in the region of what is possible in terms of adopting innovative learning solutions.

“We have opened six centers in Katutura in the last four months and we are now reaching more than 1,600 learners,” he said, adding three more centers are envisaged in the near future.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Namibia’s Executive Director in the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture Sanet Steenkamp said providing primary school learners with clear and standard basic literacy and numeracy knowledge which they can utilize in their future studies, has immense value and requires considerable investment from both public and private sectors. – XINHUA