By: Josia Shigwedha
The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture has welcomed the upcoming population and housing census because it will enable the Ministry to address the challenges of learners placement in schools.
According to the Ministry, the census will assist them better understand the population growth and improve placement for learners.
The shortage of space in schools has been a recurring problem for many regions, particularly for Grade 1 and Grade 8 learners.
Education deputy executive director, Edda Bohn, stated that the national census , which is anticipated to be conducted during the 2023/24 financial year by the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA), will result in greater space provision.
Bohn made these remarks at the recent Landless People’s Movement (LPM) seminar on challenges facing secondary education in the country.
“As the ministry of arts & culture, we are really looking forward to the national census that’s about to come because that will help ourselves and the National Planning Commission to really identify the growth points and then to plan more proactively for the school space provisions, because so far it’s depends on these one on one interactions,” remarked Bohn.