Second Khomas region principals conference slated for next week
Primary and Secondary School principals in the Khomas Region will be host a two-day conference under the theme “Changing perspectives and approaches in contemporary Education.” on 18 and 19 july in Windhoek.
The conference will be opened by keynote speaker, Edda Bohn, Director: Programmes and Quality Assurance in the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture.
The conference will focus on forging a collegial relationship between primary and secondary schools, strategic leadership in a school setup, the role of Art and Sports and that of the trade Union in contemporary Education, according to a statement from the Education Ministry.
Furthermore the conference will also discuss the critical topic of school maintenance and imaging, the physical and emotional wellbeing of educators and learners as well as mechanisms and strategies which enhances the acceleration of the implementation of education policies at regional level.
The conference is a partnership between the Khomas Regional Council: Directorate of Education, the Windhoek Primary Schools Head Teachers’ Association (WIPSHA) and the Windhoek Secondary Schools Principals’ Association (WISSPA).
Robert Dishena, a member of the conference organising committee, said the conference comes at a time when the country is going through both financial and academic challenges.
He said there was a need for heads of schools and stakeholders to re-convene and decide on how to appropriately position the education sector amidst these challenges.
According to him the conference will thus also focus on emotional intelligence amongst schools principals in the region with a view to apply this emotional imperative in pursuance of creating collaborative and collegial school climate to deliver equitable and quality education to all our learners in the region.
“WISSPA and WIPSHA are committed to forge necessary endeavours through apt strategies to attain improved management standards in schools and enhanced school images through infrastructural maintenance in schools in the Khomas Region. We have invited renowned personalities to share their wisdom and help us craft strategies with the potential of preparing educators in the Khomas Region for the challenges facing contemporary Education,” said Dishena.
He said that among the speakers are Dr Chrisna von Gericke – Fourie from the Africa Leadership Institute, Dr Godfrey Tubaundule an educationalist and senior Lecturer at NUST, Dr Donovan Zealand who is a renowned sports personality at NUST, Ms Lindy Diergardt from UNAM, Mr Bassilius Haingura, Secretary General of NANTU, Mr Paulus Lewin, – Deputy Director: Quality Assurance and Mr Gerarld N. Vries, the Director of Education in the Region.