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Pre-primary pupils get new classrooms

Thu, 21 January 2016 01:55
by Rodney Pienaar
Education

The Frans Aupa Indongo primary school held an inauguration ceremony for newly built classes at the pre-primary school this morning.

The additions to the school, which are two classrooms and a storeroom, are valued at N$40 000 and were donated by Craton Foundation and Frans Indongo Group of Companies.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony the patron and the founding father of the Indongo foundation, Frans Indongo urged the need to accept small donations.

"The business man and woman should learn to make donations even if it is small, If a person can’t give you a small thing, he won’t give you a big thing," Indongo said.

The school was constructed because of the lack facilities to accommodate pre-primary school pupils.

The key note speaker, Deputy Minister of Education Anna Nghipondoko applauded the companies that stepped in to help in the national development of education but urged teachers and to take their duties seriously.

"Take note that our obligation is not only to enrol students but to graduate them. All of us must re-dedicate ourselves to helping students get past the obstacles standing in their way to success, teachers must move out of the comfort zone and at value to this donation by pulling up their socks,"’ Nghipondoko said.

However Nghipondoko advised the parents that attend the ceremony to shape children’s attitude.

‘’ You play a major role in the process of insuring receptiveness of your children to education by insuring that they are school ready, attitude is a small thing that makes a big difference. Respect children’s positive attitudes ’’ Nghipondoko added.

One of the parents that the Village spoke to showed appreciation and gladness that the classrooms were handed over.

‘’ I am very happy and thankful, I know for a fact that this two classrooms will server their purpose and will be here for the more year so we can have doctors and business man like AUPA Indongo’’ Anna Andreas said.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by more than twenty parents and close to fifteen pre-primary pupils. The two classrooms will accommodate 30-35 pupils each when completed.