KATIMA MULILO - The Namibian College of Open Learning (Namcol) has donated books to four senior secondary schools in Caprivi.
The schools are Sanjo, Caprivi, Simataa and Sangwali senior secondary schools.
The books cover subjects such as physical science, history, English, agriculture, accounting and business management.
Each school received about 50 books per subject. The textbooks are for grades 10 and 12 learners.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, area coordinator for Namcol, Lawrence Lubanda, underscored Namcol’s responsibility as a stakeholder in education.
“Namcol is a stakeholder in education. It strives to uplift the education standards of those who did not have a chance to finish their schooling and those who would like to upgrade their symbols, as well as those who are still in school,” stated Lubanda.
“It is against this background that Namcol has decided to plough back to the four schools so that these books can help both learners and teachers to have excellent results at the end of the year,” Lubanda said.
Lubanda was hopeful that the relationship existing between Namcol and the Ministry of Education will continue to grow for the sake of education.
“Namcol would like to thank the Ministry of Education for allowing it to use the ministry’s facilities such as classrooms and human capital such as teachers. Namcol hopes this partnership will go a long way for the sake of enhancing the development of education,” said Lubanda.
Namcol is an institution targeting particularly grades 10 and 12 out-of-school youths intending to upgrade their symbols.
Its method of education is lifelong learning and it offers the Junior Secondary Certificate (JSC), Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) and pre-entry to tertiary education (PETE) and a host of other study programmes.
Namcol has taught a total of 337 351 learners since its inception.