EENHANA –Eela Salami, a Grade 11 learner at the former Oshikunde Senior Secondary School which has now been renamed the Dr Abraham Iyambo Secondary School, is one of those learners extremely excited because they used to sleep in tents but now they have the best classrooms, hostels and a dining hall where they eat nice food.
“ I promise to deliver, deliver and deliver as advocated and championed by the late Dr Abraham Iyambo. I will try my best to study hard and of course l shall not disappoint the government by failing,” adds Salami. Monika Amutenya (Grade 11) who is also Miss Valentine of the school is happy that finally she can see the reality of Vision 2030. “Now that we have the best school in Ohangwena region, I promise to study hard since I would like to take Communication and Journalism studies as my career. We should thank our government for a job well done. As youth I would rather advise those coming here for their Grade 11 and 12 to raise Dr Abraham Iyambo’s name high,” she pleads.
Thomas Ndahafa (Grade 11) says: “I will make sure that I score more than 30 points in my Grade 12 next year and I encourage my other learners to be leaders who live for today and save for tomorrow.” Ramek Abraham (Grade 12) is also grateful. “I will never disappoint my parents and
the president himself as he has advised us to work hard for our future. We are now enjoying our studies since the environment is now suitable for serious studies, unlike before when we used to sleep in tents.” Nathan Dumeni had this to say: “Since we are the first Grade 12 pioneers to be graduating from this school, I will work hard so that we cannot embarrass the government. We are tomorrow’s leaders and we should inherit and keep the legacy of the late Dr Abraham Iyambo.”
President Hifikepunye Pohamba on Friday officially inaugurated the school which is located some 35 kilometres east of Eenhana.The President encouraged the school principal, teachers and learners to aim for better results at the new state of the art school, which was constructed with funding from the Millennium Challenge Account Namibia (MCA-N).
Phase one of the project is now completed and since February, a total of 404 Grade 11 and Grade 12 learners were enrolled at the new school. The family of the late Dr Abraham Iyambo, represented by his brother Colonel Frans Puma Iyambo, was also present during the school inauguration. Minister of Education, David Namwandi, Permanent Secretary, Alfred llukena, Education Director of the Ohangwena region, senior government officials, traditional authorities, church leaders, teachers and members of the community also attended the ceremony which attracted many people.
New Era Reporter
2014-09-24 09:24:50 4 years ago