GOBABIS: The Minister of Education, Abraham Iyambo says Namibia has made considerable progress in the advancement of literacy initiatives since Independence.
He noted that such progress has contributed immensely to the country’s favourable literacy rate.
In a speech delivered on his behalf by the chairperson of the Omaheke Regional Council, Ignatius Gariseb at the launch of the Adult Learners’ Week here yesterday, Iyambo said many Namibians have gained invaluable skills through adult literacy initiatives.
The Education Minster said government has prioritised adult education as one of the objective towards the attainment of its inclusive education policy, stating that it has started to cater for visually impaired learners and training visually impaired promoters.
Another recent development is the start of literacy classes and the training of promoters for deaf adults, he said of the programmes which the ministry has put in place to advance adult education.
Adult enrolment into basic literacy programmes has also seen a significant increase, and currently ranges now between 28 000 to 30 000 per year.
2 (WINDHOEK) – Namibian paralympian Reginald Benade’s participation in the 2012 London Paralympic Games came to an end when he ended sixth out of 11 athletes in the discus throw event yesterday.
Benade managed to throw 37.28 metres (m) – his Season’s Best throw.
Sebastian Ernst Klaus Dietz from Germany won the Men’s Discus Throw-F35/36 event with a throw of 38.54m, followed by Oleksii Pashkov from Ukraine with 37.89m and China’s Wenbo Wang (37.87m).
The Namibian won a bronze medal in the 2008 Paralympic Games staged in Beijing, China.