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After-school programme enables learners to revise and master essential numeracy, computer skills

After-school programme enables learners to revise and master essential numeracy, computer skills

The Ministry of Education Arts & Culture with support from the Ohlthaver & List Group this week launched the ‘Edulution’ programme which enables learners to revise and master essential numeracy and computer skills and in turn allows teachers better to deliver their curriculum objectives.

‘Edulution’, which caters for grades 3 to 7 in groups of 30 to 40 learners, is a digital learning social enterprise that runs after-school numeracy and literacy programmes in Zambia and more recently numeracy programmes in Katutura, Windhoek.

Head of Marketing and Communications of Edulution, Michael Clarke said the choice to come to Namibia was very deliberate.

“We firmly believe that Namibia can be the showcase to other countries in the region of what is possible in terms of adopting innovative new learning solutions in public/ private partnerships. We have opened 6 centres in Katutura in the last 4 months and we are now reaching more than 1600 learners. We are opening another 3 centres in the near future in Windhoek and will be expanding into the rural Khomas districts and beyond in 2020,” he added.

Executive Director of the Ministry of Education Arts & Culture, Sanet Steenkamp said learners who aim to pursue higher education qualifications must have a strong background of how to read and write at primary school level.

“So, providing primary school learners with clear and standard basic literacy and numeracy knowledge which they can utilize in their future studies, has immense value and requires considerable investment from both public and private sectors,” Steenkamp said.

Executive Chairman of the Ohlthaver & List Group, Sven Thieme said that the O&L Group is excited to join hands and partner with Edulution in Namibia.

“Every day our lives are impacted by technology, information and the people who help develop and bring it to us. Therefore, as you move into the future, keep in mind to have a purpose and passion for it. Each one of you sitting here is a leader. Not tomorrow or sometime in the future when you’re big and earn a salary of your own. No. You are a leader today and every other day,” Thieme said.

Since its establishment in 2015, ‘Edulution’ has provided a foundation for learning to over 12,000 children and achieved impressive results due to its unique combination of technology, exciting content, effective coaching and a comprehensive performance measurement system.


 

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Donald Matthys

Donald Matthys has been part of the media fraternity since 2015. He has been working at the Namibia Economist for the past three years mainly covering business, tourism and agriculture. Donald occasionally refers to himself as a theatre maker and has staged two theatre plays so far. Follow him on twitter at @zuleitmatthys

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