SWAKOPMUND: Minister of Education Abraham Iyambo says adult education plays a crucial role in the education sector and in building Namibia’s vision of a fairer and just country for everyone.
Iyambo said this in a speech read on his behalf by Deputy Director of Education in the Erongo Region Mark Jacobs at the launch of the Adult Learners’ Week yesterday.
He explained that the week raises awareness of the need for the creation of more opportunities for adults to learn.
The launch of the 20th Adult Learners’ Week attracted about 300 adult learners from towns in the Erongo Region.
The week is celebrated from 01 to 08 September every year, and Namibia forms part of more than 160 countries world-wide celebrating adult education and literacy.
The Education Minister stated that Namibia is hungry for skills and said for the country to make its future growth more sustainable and vibrant, human capital needs to be maximised in order to meet the workforce needs.
The 2012 Keetmanshoop Agricultural and Industrial Show will focus on forming strong smart partnerships between the different agricultural industries.
The show, now in its 56th year, will start at 15h00 today with a chain of people holding hands from the Swakara statue in Keetmanshoop to the showgrounds, covering a distance of about 3 kilometres.
Keetmanshoop Show Society KSSpresident Leon van Wyk said they want to bring everybody together from Swakara to communal farmers, so that they can continue to host a successful show, hence the chain of people holding hands as a sign of promoting partnerships among farmers.
Van Wyk added that this year’s show will be bigger than the previous ones, as there are more exhibitors this year.
It ends on Saturday.