The Education Director in the Erongo Region, Erenfriede Stephanus has called on the private sector to come on board and assist the directorate in renovating old school buildings and constructing new schools.
Stephanus during the town hall meeting in Swakopmund on Monday stressed that government alone is not able to do so as funds are insufficient.
“We have a serious challenge with the hostels and as a result, some of these hostels, including a block at Namib High School, had to be closed off. We tried to renovate some of the dilapidated hostels, with some having pipes that are rusted and need to be replaced.
The rooms are in a terrible state and so much really needs to be done, but the government cannot do it alone,” she said. The situation has led to some learners being accommodated at hostels at other schools, while others had to find accommodation in surrounding areas.
“This issue has been forwarded to the minister’s office and a meeting will be held later this month to discuss the way forward in easing the matter,” she added.
Source: The Namibian Press Agency