WINDHOEK: The Ministry of Education (MoE) through its inclusive education campaign sent 2296 street children back to school this year.
Responding to questions by Nampa, MoE Public Relations Officer Romeo Muyunda said yesterday that in the Khomas Region, 80 children were placed back in school, while in the Hardap Region, 46 street children were placed back in school.
In the Ohangwena Region, the ministry managed to place 25 street children in schools, in the Oshana Region 190 children were placed in formal schools and in Kavango, 205 street children are now back in school.
Statistics provided by the Ministry of Education show that in the Otjozondjupa Region, 650 street children were placed in schools, while in Kunene 250 street children, in Caprivi 23 and in the Omaheke Region, 827 street children have been placed in formal school settings.
No figures were available for the remaining four regions.
The registration of the street children is aimed at achieving targets set by the United Nations (UN)’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)’s Education for All (EFA) programme by 2015.
The Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA) Youth League yesterday announced that its fourth National Congress will take place at Oshakati from tomorrow until Sunday.
At a press conference held at the party’s headquarters here, DTA Youth League Secretary-General Leslie Tjiriange said the congress is aimed at discussing the party’s future and it will also elect new office-bearers.
He said 110 party members from all over the country will attend the congress.
The positions that will be contested include that of Secretary-General, Vice Secretary-General, Secretary for Information and Publicity, Secretary for Education, and Secretary for Non-Governmental Organisations, amongst others.
Tjiriange said they decided to host the fourth national congress in Oshakati as it has the second largest population, just after Khomas and they are also thinking of decentralising the event to other regions as all previous congresses were held in Windhoek.