NKURENKURU - The Kavango West director of education, Teopolina Hamutumua, is leaving the region to take up a new position as the chief regional officer of Oshana effective 1 September.
Hamutumua has been at the helm of the education directorate in Kavango West region since her appointment in September 2016.
She told New Era she had a great time in Kavango West during her five-year period. She was also the founding director of education for Kavango West region after the then Kavango region was split.
Before coming to Kavango West, Hamutumua was a deputy director in the directorate of education in Zambezi region for programme and quality assurance, a position she held for two years until 2016.
“I’m going back home to Oshana region. I have accepted an offer as a chief regional officer for Oshana region. My last working day as the director for education in Kavango West is 20 August,” she said. Hamutumua is taking over from the retiring Martin Elago. “Although I faced challenges, I also had the best moments. I am sad to leave a brilliant team that I have led for the past five years. As much as I am excited by the fact that I’m going back home, I am also sad to leave the ministry that I have dedicated my life to for the past 23 years,” she said.
As Hamutumua leaves the region, Herbert Karapo, who is the deputy director of lifelong learning in the directorate, has been recommended to act in the capacity of director of education for six months.