Oshikoto education director Aletta Eises has implored learners to refrain from indulging in sexual activities as well as wasting time on social media but rather focus on studying, as exams are fast approaching.
She said the focus should be more on books and studying as relationships and social media will only be a distraction, which is likely to ruin their future completely.
“You won’t die even if you don’t have a boyfriend or girlfriend, pay attention to your education now more than ever. Also, Facebook and TikTok won’t help either, so let these things wait and you may indulge afterwards when you are cemented and build your future,” advised Eises, at a handover of classrooms at King Kauluma school yesterday.
At the same occasion, Eises emphasised the significance of infrastructure in the region saying there is still a backlog of 457 permanent classrooms needed.
“Learners should not vandalise the buildings and appreciate the donation which leads toward excellent education and use the classes for the intended purpose of teaching and learning. A country that does not invest in the education of the young will sit with a broken nation. Therefore, education is the master key to unlock doors,” she said.
Further pressing on the need for infrastructure development, Eises said the region has 76 814 learners and 3 576 teachers at 221 schools.
Of that number of schools, only 10 government schools have hostels and while some rely on community hostels that are not really up to standard.
“Based on that critical need, nine of the community hostels were upgraded with conventional structures last year from Covid-19 infrastructure development funds. About N$74 million was awarded to Oshikoto for infrastructure development and the fight against Covid-19. 416 classes are unconventional classrooms, thus we really need to work hard and appreciate those who invest in education as they help us fill the gaps,” stated Eises.