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Free textbooks for VTCs

 The Chief Executive Officer of the Namibia Training Authority, Maria Nangolo-Rukoro hands textbooks over to a representative of Zambezi VTC, Albertina Heita. (Photograph by Yvonne Amukwaya)The Namibia Training Authority handed over textbooks worth more than N$3 million to vocational training centres across the country.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, Maria Nangolo-Rukoro, chief executive officer of the Namibia Training Authority, said that investment in education pays in great dividends and that every dollar spent teaching children and the youth, is money well spent.
The textbooks which are about 7 590 are for studies in the field of Auto-electrics, joinery and cabinet making, bricklaying and plastering, hospitality and tourism, Auto-mechanics, plumbing, welding and metalwork, entrepreneurship, Mathematics and English.
Nangolo-Rukoro said these textbooks are an important tool in ensuring that the training conducted by the vocational training centres in the country, is relevant to the needs of local industries.
She said the NTA has therefore committed itself to develop and make available learning materials that are aligned to unit standards set for the country.
The Zambezi, Rundu, Okakarara, Eenhana, Valombola and Windhoek vocational training centres are the beneficiaries of the textbooks.

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