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Kavango West schools improved by MCA

The principals of the five upgraded schools in the Kavango West region that were handed to the education ministry last week. Each principal received a plaque to commemorate the transfer from NCA Namibia to the Ministry of Education.

The principals of the five upgraded schools in the Kavango West region that were handed to the education ministry last week. Each principal received a plaque to commemorate the transfer from NCA Namibia to the Ministry of Education.

The Ministry of Education last week received back five Kavango West schools after extensive renovations and upgrades were carried out by the Millennium Challenge Account Namibia. (MCA-N). The work at these schools were funded by the US Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation.
Namavambi Combined School, Shinyungwe Combined School, Dr. Romanus Kampungu Secondary School, St. Boniface College and Max Makushe Combined School are now equipped with computer rooms, science laboratories and libraries. New accommodation for teachers at Namavambi is also part of the improvement project.
The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Education, Hon Dr David Namwandi, Kavango West Governor, Ms Sirkka Ausiku, the CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Ms Dana Hyde, MCA-N CEO, Ms Penny Akwenye, and MCA-N Education Director, Ms Tuli‐Mevava Nghiyoonanye as well as other regional dignitaries and about 600 learners and community members.

Dana Hyde is the newly appointed CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the American government vehicle that drives investments in education, agriculture and tourism. This was her first visit to Namibia. She highlighted the importance of sustainability once the programme comes to an end in September this year.
MCA-N CEO Penny Akwenye said apart from providing infrastructure support, MCA-N also procured 1.7 million Mathematics, Science and English textbooks for grade 5 to 12 learners countrywide. “MCA-N interventions are all aimed at making learning and teaching much easier to handle, more practical and resourceful for purposes of improved learner performance outcome” she said.

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