Swakopmund Municipality constructing two new schools for a growing population
The Swakopmund Municipality is busy with the construction of two new schools, the Matutura Primary School and the Tamariskia Extension 1 Secondary School.
The move by the municipality is to cater to the influx of people in the city due to urbanization.
The coastal municipality said the completion of both schools is slated to be around 31 December 2022 with their first intake scheduled to be in January 2023.
“The schools will aid in reducing the migration of learners from DRC and Matutura to schools in the Swakopmund CBD,” they added.
The Swakopmund Municipality said the town grows more than 5% per year because of the unabated influx of people. Together with normal demographic growth, the town’s population is expected to double by 2040.
“Thus we acted upon the recommendations of the Erongo Regional Directorate of Education, Arts and Culture to establish one or two schools for every new township or suburb,” concluded the municipality.