OTJIWARONGO: An 18-year-old Grade Nine learner of the Tsaraxa-Aibes Combined School in the Otjozondjupa Region yesterday appeared before court here for allegedly stabbing a classmate with scissors on Friday afternoon.
Johannes Oawabeb appeared before Otjiwarongo Magistrate Theophelius Mayumbelo, who informed him of his right to apply for legal representation of his choice or conduct his own defence.
He opted to conduct his own defence when he appears in court on 04 December 2012.
Oawabeb is out on bail of N.dollars 500.
He was arrested on Saturday morning in Otjiwarongo for the stabbing of Ngurare Alpo, 18, at the school gates.
It is alleged that Oawabeb stabbed Alpo three times in the head with scissors and once more on the left chin.
Some 584 young people from around the country completed their three-month National Youth Service (NYS) civic training course with a passing-out parade at Ondangwa in the Oshana Region on Saturday.
Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture Deputy Minister Pohamba Shifeta officiated at the passing-out parade, which was also attended by members of the NYS Board under the chairmanship of Mandela Kapere.
Speaking at the parade, Shifeta stated that Namibia will be a prosperous nation if all its young people go through the NYS civic training course.
The course is aimed at introducing discipline amongst local youths, as well as turning them into productive citizens.
Shifeta noted that the course serves as an opportunity for unemployed young Namibians to start searching for their career destinations.
According to the deputy minister, some 3 000 young Namibians have undergone civic training thus far.