School upgrade complete
The Millennium Challenge Account Namibia (MCA-N) last week Friday handed over three schools that the US-funded development project renovated and upgraded in the Otjozondjupa Region. The event which took place at Gam, a remote settlement close to the Botswana border, marked the organisation’s final schools handover. All 48 schools that were renovated and upgraded by MCA-N over the past five years are now in the hands of the Ministry of Education.
The three supported Otjozondjupa schools are Gam Combined School, Khorab Secondary School and Okahandja Secondary School. Gam CS was the biggest beneficiary where MCA-N built and equipped 16 new blocks to the value of approximately N$37 million. Each school received additional classrooms, a science laboratory, computer room, library, administration block, ablution facilities and teacher accommodation. MCA-N said this week it has invested over N$600 million to improve schools infrastructure of 48 schools in Oshana, Kunene, Kavango East, Kavango West, Khomas, Oshikoto, Omusati, Ohangwena, Omaheke and Otjozondjupa. In addition to expanding and upgrading the schools’ infrastructure, MCA-N has also realised the vision of “One learner – one textbook” for Grade 5 to 12 learners in English, Mathematics and Science by providing 1.74 million textbooks to 1398 schools countrywide.