ONGWEDIVA: Discipline amongst learners has become a problem, leaving teachers in an awkward situation to deliver quality education.
The chairperson of the Namibia National Teachers’ Union (NANTU) in the Oshikoto Region, Tomas Niilonga said this in reference to the recent incident where two pupils assaulted a teacher at the Omuthiya-Iipundi Secondary School.
Niilonga in a telephonic interview with Nampa today that it is so sad and embarrassing what has emerged from the Omuthiya-Iipundi Secondary School (SS) in the Omuthiya Circuit, adding that the teachers’ union condemned the assault on the teacher, and described it as barbaric.
He said teachers are there to offer quality education and with these spineless actions, it will put them in fearful situations.
Media reports have it that two male learners assaulted a female teacher at the aforesaid school on Monday last week after she confiscated an MP3 music player which the two pupils brought into the class.
The two boys have been suspended from the school since Friday last week, with one of them said to have been arrested last Saturday after the teacher laid a charge of assault against him.
More than six months after their initially planned completion date, eight orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) kindergartens were finally inaugurated at informal settlements here yesterday.
The eight kindergartens formed a group called Mehozetu OVCs Network in 2006 in order to share experiences and seek support for their development as most of them had no established structures to operate from, and were forced to do so out in the open or under trees.
The kindergartens, called Tupandeni, House of Love, St Theresia, St Jovitha, Austan Massey, Petronella, Pandureni and Kueseka, are situated in the Sauyemwa, Ndama, Kehemu and Kasote informal settlements on the outskirts of Rundu.
Each building has two classrooms, one storeroom and a toilet facility.
The new buildings were inaugurated by Rundu mayor Hilka Levi and built with support from the Luxembourg Foundation, which promotes private philanthropic commitment, as well as the Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO).