Ongwediva — In its quest to curb the unfold of Covid-19 in faculties, the Ohangwena area on Monday witnessed the handover of 4 hostels and ablution services to cater for a mixed 320 learners.
In exception of Ondobe Secondary Faculty, which can cater to 128 learners, Oupili, Oshisho and Onambutu Mixed Faculty every acquired two blocks to cater to 64 learners.
5 extra faculties are anticipated to learn from the identical programme.
The area could have an allocation of N$48 million to finish the development of each the hostel and ablution services.
The cash is a part of the N$800 million that was availed to the ministry of training to make sure faculties are in compliance with the Covid-19 rules as prescribed by the World Well being Organisation (WHO).
Schooling minister Anna Nghipondoka mentioned, amongst the ministry’s precedence was to assemble ablution services and avail water at faculties.
“The federal government availed funds for us to enhance on these points that are thought of essential by WHO in an effort to curb Covid-19,” mentioned Nghipondoka.
In making certain the learners adhere to social distancing, the federal government noticed it viable to assemble hostels at faculties that at the moment are catering for grade 10 and 11, who beforehand didn’t have hostels, whereas those that have hostels have been upgraded, mentioned the minister. The training director in Ohangwena area, Isak Hamatwi, mentioned the faculties that acquired hostels are those who had been upgraded to senior secondary college to cater to grade 11 and 12.
A number of the learners at these faculties had been housed in makeshift school rooms to ease their strategy to college.
The development of the hostels additionally noticed the development of ablution services.
“All our faculties have been supplied with ablution services; we now solely have faculties which can be in want as a result of their inhabitants has elevated or their services have grow to be previous,” mentioned Hamatwi.
At current, the area continues to expertise a scarcity of hostels, as the provision of hostels just isn’t on par with the learner inhabitants within the area.