The Erongo region, within which Rössing Uranium operates, was identified as the top performing region in Namibia for educational results in 2011.
Namib High School in Swakopmund was recognised as the top performing school in the region during the Erongo Regional Awards Ceremony held recently. As a result, the school received N$10 000 from Rössing Uranium.
As a token of appreciation to honour the commitment contributed by the teachers, Rössing also donated 120 vouchers worth of N$500 to each teacher in the Erongo region who made it possible for learners to obtain 80% and above in the subjects they taught during the Grade 10 and 12 final examinations of 2011.
Officiating the event, the Deputy Minister of Education, Dr David Namwandi, applauded Namib High and it teachers for a job well.
“I honestly believe that this kind of award ceremony is a step in the right direction, towards restoring pride in teaching as well as the dignity of the calling. Similarly this is also the perfect time to recognise teachers for their contribution to nation building and development. By doing so, teachers shall be motivated and give their very best to our children for a better tomorrow,” he said.
Dr Namwandi encouraged other regions to strive to achieve the good example set by the Erongo region.
“A key aspect of Rössing's sustainable development contribution to Namibia is to help develop human potential through education,” said Rössing's External Affairs manager Jerome Mutumba,
“Since 2007, Rössing has spent around N$80 million on training and skills development programmes. These include apprentices, technical college students, Rössing employee dependants, scholarships and trade job attachments. The number of participants in the programme, which include both existing and new beneficiaries, averages well over 400 each year.”
Minister of Education Dr Abraham Iiyambo and his Deputy David Namwandi addressing attendees during the Erongo Regional Awards Ceremony held at Swakopmund recently.