Ministry of Education responds

Ministry of Education responds

THE Ministry of Education has taken time out to respond to a number of the complaints about the Education Sector, which have been SMSed to The Namibian: Is the Luederitz Secondary School privately owned or a Government School? This school is sucking the blood of parents with its high school feesÂ…Remember, not all people are wealthy.

Students are even told to buy notebooks on their own. I thought education was free … The School Board of each school determines, with the consultation of the parents, the amount of the school fee.It is therefore imperative that all parents attend school meetings where such important issues are discussed and decisions are made.We are having a problem at Okahandja Secondary School.Teachers are dating schoolgirls and impregnating them but nothing is being done against them.There was a time when a senior teacher was accused of impregnating a Grade 12 learner but it happened late in the third term so we only discovered it when she was already done with school.The Okahandja Senior School has never dealt with a case of school teachers impregnating a schoolgirl.If there are people with specific information on this matter, it is their responsibility to inform the school principal or the Ministry of Education so that the issue can be dealt with procedurally.To the Ministry of Education and Directorate of National Examinations and Assessment: I am aware that the education system is new and I understand that our exams would be marked locally.When can we get our results of the NSSC? The NSSC Higher level results are expected to be released before Christmas and the Ordinary level results are expected to be released towards the end of January 2008.Yours in Education Public Relations OfficeI thought education was free … The School Board of each school determines, with the consultation of the parents, the amount of the school fee.It is therefore imperative that all parents attend school meetings where such important issues are discussed and decisions are made. We are having a problem at Okahandja Secondary School.Teachers are dating schoolgirls and impregnating them but nothing is being done against them.There was a time when a senior teacher was accused of impregnating a Grade 12 learner but it happened late in the third term so we only discovered it when she was already done with school.The Okahandja Senior School has never dealt with a case of school teachers impregnating a schoolgirl.If there are people with specific information on this matter, it is their responsibility to inform the school principal or the Ministry of Education so that the issue can be dealt with procedurally. To the Ministry of Education and Directorate of National Examinations and Assessment: I am aware that the education system is new and I understand that our exams would be marked locally.When can we get our results of the NSSC? The NSSC Higher level results are expected to be released before Christmas and the Ordinary level results are expected to be released towards the end of January 2008.Yours in Education Public Relations Office

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