Deputy Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Christine //Hoebes, has advised learners of Nossob Combined School at Witvlei to draw inspiration from people in authority.
//Hoebes, a former learner and teacher at the Nossob Combined School, addressed close to 870 learners last week.
“I am no stranger to many of you here. I went through the same circumstances or even worse, so don’t let circumstances at home deter you from achieving your dreams,” said the deputy minister in motivating learners to aspire to greater heights.
“Let us pull our weight. Ask yourself if you are not contributing to the poor performance in the region,” added
//Hoebes, who is the patron of the school.
She said the region has over the years been ranked among the poor performing regions for grades 10 and 12 – “and this should come to an end”.
“You should be ashamed that your region is rated among failures. The time is now, let us pull ourselves out of this mud,” she added.
“It shames me when I have to be associated with Omaheke, just because the region is associated with failures. Let us work hard.”
Nossob Combined School is located at Witvlei village in the Omaheke Region. The school has 863 learners from pre-primary level up to Grade 10. The school also has a hostel that accommodates over 200 learners. Grade 10 was implemented this year.
The deputy minister told Grade 10 learners to work hard to make sure they are promoted to Grade 11 next year.
//Hoebes also directed teachers to pay full attention to the education, training and character building of learners so that they [learners] discharge their duties as useful citizens of the society in future.
She said that no nation could make progress without knowledge.
//Hoebes said the reason she visited the region was to meet stakeholders in education towards improving the region’s pass rate. She was accompanied by the Director of Education in the Omaheke Region, Pecka Semba.
On Thursday the minister was set to meet stakeholders in the education sector in Aminuis.