OUTJO: The Kunene regional stakeholders’ education conference held this week passed a number of resolutions to improve the quality of education in the region over the next two years.
The conference was held at the Outjo Primary School Hall from Monday to Thursday, with more than 200 education stakeholders in attendance to plan how the examination results in the region could be improved.
Kunene Education Director Simon Tsuseb yesterday read the formulated resolutions out to all teachers, principals, traditional leaders and regional councillors, as well as parents who attended the conference.
At his official welcoming to the region in July, the education director stated that nobody can be excused from having contributed to the region’s ‘dismal performance’, and said all staff, from human resources and general services down to the cleaners, have to pull up their socks to effect improvement.
The Kunene Region ended in last place amongst all 13 regions in the 2011 Grade 12 examinations and the Grade 10 results were not much better as the region was in 11th position there last year.
One of the resolutions taken at the conference was that all ‘weak’ school principals in the region would be removed from their duty stations and transferred to other schools, said the Kunene Education Director.