RUNDU, 15 JUN – Kavango East Governor, Samuel Mbambo on Thursday officially inaugurated the newly constructed lecture halls at the Namibian College of Open Learning (Namcol) Rundu centre.
The lecture halls consist of a science laboratory and several classrooms that were constructed at a cost of N.dollars 6 million.
In his remarks during the opening, Mbambo said the new facility provides a much improved learning environment to the more than 5 000 students in Kavango East who make up a significant portion of the 7 295 students from the North-Eastern area.
The classes were named after individuals that contributed immensely to education in the region such as the late Governor of the then Kavango Region, Maurus Nekaro; the two former directors of education, Alfons Dikuwa and Sebastian Kantema; as well as former Otjozondjupa Education Director and Member of Parliament, Faustina Caley.
“I would further like to thank the management of Namcol for naming these new classrooms after individuals of note in the Kavango regions. Gestures like these are of utmost importance as it reminds our young people of the leaders who contributed to the development of our region and country at large,” said Mbambo.
Namcol Director, Heroldt Murangi in his remarks said some of the more common problems in Africa are those related to weak institutions and a lack of adequate infrastructure, as well as a lack of maintenance.
“In recognition of this handicap, we would like to ensure Government that we will take care of these facilities to ensure that [they] are kept in a favourable condition,” he said.