Learners excel at science fair
The top science learners from Otjiwarongo walked away with N$30,000 in prize money last week at the Otjozundjupa Regional Science Fair in Otjiwarongo. The prizes were sponsored by B2Gold mining company.
Speaking at the award ceremony, Mr Jack Stanley, the mine’s laboratory manager, said it gives B2Gold great pleasure to support the Fair and that the skills and qualities which learners gain from taking part in these fairs and performing at school are invaluable.
In her closing remarks, Jenth Murororua (Senior Education Officer for Inclusive Education) said: “The honouring of Corporate Social Responsibility by a stakeholder in education, as done by B2Gold Namibia, is a clear testimony of functional public-private-partnerships.”
The event was also attended by other senior education officers in the region who are responsible for various subjects at school level as well as teachers who accompanied their learners from participating schools.
The Regional Science Fair is at the second stage of the selection process. A first round of selection takes place at school level, after which the winner(s) go on to represent their schools at a regional level. The fair exposes learners to the external world and grant them an opportunity to explore and present their scientific knowledge through projects.”