SWAKOPMUND: Grade 12 learners attending the Erongo Region Spring School here were on Monday urged to “put up a fierce battle” during the end-of-year examinations if they want to emerge victorious.
The third Spring School sponsored by Navachab Gold Mine (NGM) embarked on a five-day tutoring programme for more than 480 learners at the Swakopmund Secondary School on Monday.
Speaking during the official opening of the programme on Monday, the Education Inspector of the Erongo Region, Engelhardt Uirab explained to the Grade 12 learners that if education is put to maximum use, it is the key to success.
“Education is the only treasure that nobody can take away from you,” he stated.
Also speaking during the official opening, the Regional Councillor for the Walvis Bay Urban constituency, Hafeni Ndemula, stated that education is an open-ended journey, saying it requires commitment, dedication and discipline.
The Erongo Spring School is an annual event organised by the Erongo Directorate of Education to enhance students’ knowledge of their subjects and subsequently improve their examination results, while also preparing the learners for tertiary education.
NGM has donated N.dollars 80 000 towards the Erongo Grade 12 Spring School.
The company’s first donation towards the Spring School in 2010 was N.dollars 60 000, followed by N.dollars 64 000 in 2011.
The number of learners attending the Spring School has also shown tremendous increase, going from 150 learners in 2010 to 490 this year.
The Spring School will be primarily focusing on mathematics and physical science.
Learners are split into groups consisting of 13 learners each to ensure that they receive a maximum amount of attention from teachers.