KEETMANSHOOP: A number of Grade 10 and Grade 12 learners at the Suiderlig High School in Keetmanshoop have written a letter of complaint to their principal, opposing compulsory study sessions implemented at that school’s hostel.
The school took a decision on 25 September this year that instead of studying on their own at the hostel, all Grade 10 and Grade 12 hostel boarders will have to go to school to study under teachers’ supervision.
This is done in an effort to encourage them to study hard, and obtain good points to secure admittance to tertiary institutions.
Speaking to Nampa at the school yesterday, Suiderlig principal Deon Williams said on 27 September this year, a group of 61 learners gave him a letter stating that it is not fair that they are made to study under supervision.
Learners are required to study from 08h00 to 13h00 every weekday, which they feel is too much for them.
A 38-year-old boilermaker lost his life when he fell from an elevated platform at the Trekkopje Mine near Spitzkoppe on Wednesday.
A media statement availed to Nampa by Areva Resources yesterday said Petrus Kashango, a Namibian employed by the Cosira Group, lost his footing on an elevated platform and fell 24 metres to the ground at the mining company’s Trekkopje uranium project on Wednesday.
He died on impact.
Cosira has been contracted by the mining company since 2010 to carry out mechanical plate-work and piping at the Trekkopje Mine.
The steel work crew was busy aligning the floor plates on an elevated platform at the Maxi screen building structure at the mine when the accident occurred.