Educators’ efforts should be rewarded: Imbamba

Chairperson of the Erongo Regional Council management committee, Benitha Imbamba, has emphasised the importance of acknowledging and awarding teachers’ outstanding performances.

Imbamba was speaking Wednesday night at the 2023 Erongo Regional Awards at Swakopmund where teachers and schools were recognised for their exceptional performance in 2022.

According to the chairperson, the tireless efforts teachers put in preparing and shaping the future leaders is of great significance and should therefore not go unnoticed.

“I am fully aware of the challenges that teachers face on a daily basis as well as the great responsibility that rests on their shoulders, to produce productive members of society and I would like to highly commend all teachers as well as other educational workers, for their exemplary job,” she expressed.

Imbamba noted that the number of educators awarded at the event speaks volumes of their dedication to realise the region’s mission, which is to provide quality services to all the stakeholders in education.

The chairperson further called on teachers to stand up for and fight for the profession which was once respected and admired, by taking accountability of the shortcomings and gaining motivation, which is something she said teachers have recently lost.

Swakopmund Mayor Dina Namubes at the same event applauded the significant roles played by the teachers in contributing towards educating the nation that should therefore not be underestimated.

Meanwhile, Riverside Private School (PS) and Karibib PS excelled at the awards.

Riverside PS scooped the Top Performing award for Grade 11 in the Ordinary Level School category in the region, where they came in at position 8 out of 363 schools countrywide, while Karibib PS was awarded the Top performing Grade 12 Advance Subsidiary Level School in the region, coming in at 8th position out of 121 schools nationally.

Kuisebmund Secondary School won the Most Improved School in the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary (NSSCO) level national examinations, moving from position 132 to 26 out of 363 schools nationally.

The school also received the same award in the NSSC AS level moving up to 30th position out of 121 schools nationally from 54th position the previous year.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency