Khomas Region wants to improve performance in education


The Khomas Region's education directorate plans to ?go back to the drawing board" in terms of improving its national ranking for both Grade 10 and 12 national examinations.

Speaking at the official opening of the Khomas Regional Council here on Monday, its Chairperson, Rachel Jacob said in spite of the fact that a lot of resources were invested in schools and capacity building for teachers, the 2017 examination results proved that there is still much to be done to improve the region?s national ranking in education.

Finnish youth keen to build new relations with Namibia


Finnish politician and Speaker of Parliament, Maria Lohela said Finland's younger generation is keen on building new relationships with the Namibian government.

She told President Hage Geingob at State House on Thursday the purpose of her visit is to engage with Namibian Speaker of Parliament, Peter Katjavivi on how to build the new relationship.

"There are so many aspects of cooperation that I think we should have more of - business of course, investments and tourism. We have touched on this before but much deeper discussions are needed," she noted.

China, Namibia sign MoU on south-south cooperation


Namibia and China on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the second phase of a South-South Cooperation (SSC) project on agriculture.

Phase one of the tripartite agreement, which involves the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), commenced in 2015 and ended in 2017. It aimed to boost food security and focused on rice and maize production, gardening and animal husbandry.

The practical implementation of the SSC project?s second phase is expected to start in May this year and will entail aquaculture production.

Namcol avails N.dollars 300 000 for scholarships


The Namibian College of Open Learning (Namcol) has availed N.dollars 300 000 for scholarships to selected students through regional councils countrywide.

The money was availed through Namcol Scholarship Fund, a yearly initiative that awards scholarships to students who cannot financially afford to enrol with Namcol and improve their grades 10 and 12 subjects.

The scholarships cover tuition and examination fees.

Rundu Mayor calls for better results at RTC


Rundu Mayor, Verna Sinimbo, wants better results for the town's development activities and thus a fundamental shift is needed in how the council operates, she said.

Referencing President Hage Geingob's New Year's message, which labelled 2018 as "the year of reckoning," Sinimbo made the remarks during the Rundu Town Council (RTC)'s opening meeting for the year which was attended by many of the council?s stakeholders.

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