WINDHOEK, 01 June – Despite the financial difficulties experienced in Khomas and the country at large, the region managed to construct 40 classrooms in the 2017/18 financial year.
This was said by Khomas Governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua during her State of the Region Address here on Thursday.
The construction was funded by Government, the Pupkewitz Foundation, the German Embassy and the Japanese Overseas Grant.
“Twenty-four classrooms were constructed at Green Leaves Primary School in the Tobias Hainyeko Constituency and two at Elim Primary School in Khomasdal,” the governor said.
Four classrooms were built at Olof Palme Primary School (PS) in the Samora Machel Constituency, four at Groot Aub PS in Windhoek Rural and six at Auas Primary School in the Katutura Central Constituency.
“An additional two containerised classrooms were set up at Monte Christo Project Primary School in Moses //Garoeb Constituency,” McLeod-Katjirua said.
She also pointed out that plans to construct new schools in the region remain on hold due to lack of funding.
The schools still to be constructed once funding is available are the Havana Secondary School Project School in the Moses //Garoeb Constituency and Mix Settlement PS in the Windhoek Rural Constituency.
The governor further noted that a multi-sectoral Khomas Regional School Health Committee was established and meets on a monthly basis to discuss issues concerning schools in the region.
Health education, inspection of school environments, toilets and water points are conducted regularly and feedback is given to principals, life skills teachers and cleaners at schools.