WALVIS Bay education circuit inspector Theresia Goagoses has urged parents looking for space in pre-primary classes to consider enroling their children in nearby kindergartens.
Goagoses said only some schools in the circuit have pre-primary classes due to a shortage of classrooms and lack of space.
“We prefer to have Grade 1 classes. There are currently only 275 spaces open for pre-primary classes. It will not be enough for everybody. Pre-primary classes are not a prerequisite for Grade 1. Parents can still enrol children at other kindergartens in order to be prepared for Grade 1.”
Goagoses advised parents to refrain from tribal attacks, as schools aim to accommodate all ethnic groups. This, as some parents have complained about tribalism in the enrolment process.
Parents have been camping outside schools since Monday in an effort to secure a spot for their children in pre-primary classes on Wednesday, while parents applying for a Grade 1 spot had spent the weekend at schools for enrolment on Monday.