WINDHOEK: Around 250 students from the Windhoek Vocational Training Centre (WVTC) yesterday marched to the Ministry of Education (MoE) in the city under Namibian Police escort to deliver a petition listing their grievances.
The WVTC students staged a lockout at the centre to express their unhappiness with the management of the training facility.
The students are claiming in their petition that their Government grants are being mismanaged by the WVTC management.
Some of the issues raised were that they are being given transport allowances, but hardly benefit from these allowances, and that they are also forced to pay registration and examination fees while these should be covered by the Government grants.
Another issue is the accommodation at the VTC, which they say is not up to standard, claiming that they do not get value for their money as they have to pay N.dollars 450 per month for accommodation, but are then forced to stay in overcrowded houses at the centre.
WINDHOEK; Members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) yesterday morning arrested a male suspect at the Windhoek Vocational Training Centre (WVTC) in connection with the possession of dagga.
This was after they received a tip-off from students at the centre.
Upon further investigation, the police found dagga at the suspect’s house, which is situated at the centre.
The police could however not say whether the suspect is a WVTC student, and no information was provided about the quantity or value of the confiscated dagga.
The suspect is expected to appear in court before the weekend.