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UNICEF calls for quality education in Namibian classrooms

        Samuel Kweku, the UNICEF Representative to Namibia described Namibia’s youthful population, of which almost a million of the population is aged 0-24, as both a challenge and an opportunity. He made these remarks during the official opening of the first session of the 6th Children’s Parliament, here on Monday. “A challenge because as a country we must plan, educate, and create employment for this segment of […]

todayJuly 17, 2024 6


Kenya’s ambitious read-aloud event aims for a world record with 300,000 participant

      By Seth Onyango, bird story agency   More than 300,000 young voices echoed across over 3,000 schools in Kenya, all reading aloud in unison in an historic attempt to break the world record for the most people reading aloud from the same text, simultaneously. From 8:30 am to 9:00 am on Friday (July 12), learners from various regions participated in this ambitious endeavour, aiming to surpass the […]

todayJuly 12, 2024 19

South Africa

Western Cape Schools to Close Due to Safety Concerns ….

Western Cape MEC for Education, David Maynier has announced the closure of schools in the Cape Town metro, Cape Winelands, Overberg, and parts of the West Coast district due to safety concerns. Following consultations with the Provincial Disaster Risk Management Centre and the South African Weather Service, 20 schools have received closure approval, and 137 schools have reported infrastructure damage. Schools in the affected districts have been notified.  

todayJuly 11, 2024 10


World leaders meet in Switzerland to bridge digital divide in schools by 2030

The inaugural Giga Connectivity Forum is taking place at the ITU headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, bringing together high-level representatives from Ministries of Education, ICT, and Communications Regulatory Authorities to network and share best practices for achieving universal school connectivity by 2030. Speaking from Geneva, Switzerland, Ministry of Education Arts and Culture Executive Director Sanet Steenkamp stressed that the event's goal is not only to boost regional collaboration but also to […]

todayJuly 10, 2024 20

Opinion Pieces

Cultivating Careers though Financial Planning in Namibia

      By Ronny Shapumba, Development Manager, Personal Financial Advice, Old Mutual Namibia       In today's ever-evolving economy, many individuals are on the lookout for careers that not only promise financial stability but also offer personal fulfilment and room for growth. One field that's been increasingly catching the eye of aspiring professionals in Namibia is financial planning. It's not just about numbers; it's about the potential to […]

todayJuly 3, 2024 19


Unveiling of Chairman Mao Zhedong Statue at High School in Otjomuise

Today, Education Arts and Culture ministry will unveil a statue of Chairman Mao Zhedong at Otjomuise in Windhoek. This initiative, led by Dr. Elia Kaiyamo, Namibia's Ambassador to China, commemorates the longstanding relationship between Namibia and China. The school, built and donated by the People's Republic of China in 2016 through the China Aid program, will host the ceremony.Executive Director of the Ministry, Sanet Steenkamp.  

todayJuly 3, 2024 47


We research online ‘misogynist radicalisation’. Here’s what parents of boys should know

Komorebi Photo/Unsplash , CC BY     By Steven Roberts, Monash University and Stephanie Wescott, Monash University     Many parents are worried about their children using social media. But these concerns tend to focus on privacy, exposure to explicit material or contact with strangers. As researchers looking at sexism and misogyny in Australian schools and the influence of social media, we think it is also important for parents to […]

todayJuly 1, 2024 6

Opinion Pieces

Embracing the digital future: the crucial role of digital literacy in Namibia

Issued By Mrs. Hilya Mhani, Manager: Consumer Relations and Advocacy In today's interconnected world, digital literacy is a fundamental skill required in all areas of life. As an Authority, we recognise the transformative power of digital literacy. It extends beyond basic technology use to include critical navigation, evaluation, and creation of information on digital platforms. Digital literacy encompasses various competencies: using digital devices like computers, smartphones, and tablets; navigating the […]

todayJune 25, 2024 11


Education Ministry Launches Nationwide Learner Health Survey, Focuses on Vaping Impact

The Education, Arts, and Culture ministry collaborates with the Health and Social Services ministry for a comprehensive nationwide learner health survey, running from July to August 2024. Led by Executive Director Sanet Steenkamp, the survey aims to gather crucial data on vaping and other health issues among learners, informing targeted interventions and assessing the impact of past measures. The initiative also includes a pilot project with the University of Namibia […]

todayJune 14, 2024 9