Nkandi West village in Kavango Region has a school first time

NKANDI WEST: The Nkandi West village in the western Kavango Region now has a school for the first time ever.

The village is situated some 140 kilometres south-west of Rundu in the remote areas of the Kahenge Constituency, and has been in existence since before the country’s independence in 1990.

Nkandi West consists of over 35 homesteads, with about 100 children.

The Kavango regional education authority deemed it appropriate to set up a school here, following a report by Nampa in August last year.

The region’s Deputy Education Director, Fanuel Kapapero confirmed to this reporter on Wednesday that the school opened its doors for Grades One and Two learners on 15 January, like all other State schools.

However, the children have to wait for another two weeks before a teacher is appointed for them, and in the meantime, a literacy promoter in the village has been tasked to keep the learners busy.