OMUTHIYA: President Hifikepunye Pohamba wants the strengthening of the education system at all levels and the provision of quality health care, affordable housing and sanitation in Namibia to continue receiving increased Government attention.
Speaking at the 2012 Heroes’ Day commemoration at Omuthiya in the Oshikoto Region yesterday, Pohamba said strengthening the country’s education system is one of the vital ingredients for the achievement of sustainable socio-economic development.
According to the President, it is only through a stronger and well-managed education system that Namibia can effectively and efficiently train a professional and productive workforce.
It is a proven fact that societies that have high literacy rates tend to be more prosperous and their people, a higher standard of living, Pohamba noted, adding that this is what Namibia should strive for.
He also indicated that the policies and programmes the Namibian Government has put in place demonstrate that it is committed to improving the country’s education system in order to broaden access and to ensure equity as a means of empowering citizens.
This, according to the Head of State, included the ongoing constructions of new classrooms, teachers’ housing, libraries, laboratories and administrative blocks at various schools around the country, especially in the rural areas.