OPUWO: Education Minister Dr Abraham Iyambo says materials developed to assist teachers in improving their English proficiency will be distributed during March next year.
He said this whilst speaking at the World Teachers’ Day commemoration held under the theme ‘Take a Stand for Teachers’ in Opuwo on Friday.
Teachers in all 13 regions wrote an English language proficiency test, which was aimed at determining their training needs last September.
The results of the tests showed that a large number of Namibian teachers struggle to read, write and speak the official language.
The materials to be distributed next year will include a book and digital versatile disc (DVD).
It was developed and piloted in the Ohangwena Region this year, and the minister indicated that the materials were received enthusiastically by teachers there.
2 (RUNDU) – A female Namibian Police Force (NamPol) officer is battling for her life in the Rundu State Hospital after she was allegedly stabbed thrice by her boyfriend here on Saturday.
The incident, which attracted a huge crowd, occurred at the Sauyemwa informal settlement on the outskirts of Rundu.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Crime Investigations’ Coordinator for the Kavango Region, Deputy Commissioner Willie Bampton told Nampa today that Natalia Ndara, who is attached to the charge office here, was stabbed underneath her breast, on her back and on her right leg.
Deputy Commissioner Bampton said the motive behind the stabbing has not been established yet as Ndara is at this stage unable to talk.
Ndara’s attacker, a 40-year-old taxi driver from Rundu, was arrested by the police on the same day and is expected to appear in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court either today or tomorrow.