GLOBALink | Chinese-built school bolsters education provision in Namibia-Xinhua

GLOBALink | Chinese-built school bolsters education provision in Namibia

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2023-01-28 15:29:01

   WINDHOEK, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) - As Namibia joins the rest of the world to observe International Education Day, a Chinese-built school is bridging gaps in education access in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia.

   Elizabeth Bamm, the acting principal of Chairman Mao Zedong Secondary School, said the school helps the Namibian government tackle classroom shortfall and accords underprivileged children access to quality education.

   "The school caters to learners coming from poor socio-economic backgrounds, and teaching provided here plays a great role in their development," Bamm said Tuesday.

   Since its opening in March 2016, the number of learners has significantly increased from 680 to 810 in 2023.

   The school has progressively transformed into a fertile ground for learners to realize their dreams of diversifying their skills and cultural exchange for many learners. In 2018, the school scored position three in the region for performing well in the national examinations for grade nine learners. In 2021, the school was among the top 20 in the region.

   The school facilities and infrastructure boost education provision, witnessing academic progression for many pioneer students.

   "Certainly, the establishment played a major role in taking off the burden from the Namibian government. The school also helped with community upliftment," Bamm said.

   The learners are also drawn to the school to learn the Chinese language and realize their dreams of international exposure. The University of Namibia's Confucius Institute also offers learners Mandarin lessons three days a week.

Produced by Xinhua Global Service



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