Namibia needs some 3,200 more classrooms

The demand for classroom space since the introduction of free primary and secondary education in Namibia has risen from 1,224 in 2012 to 3,225 currently.


Namibia has 20,270 classrooms, of which 17,619 are permanent, 1,517 prefabricated, 1,374 traditional, and 120 hired to hold about 600,000 pupils.

But figures released by the Namibia Statistics Agency Thursday showed that primary school enrollment in 2015 rose from 662,177 in 2014 to 703, 144 by 2015, hence the shortage of classroom space.

These statistics were collected from 1,779 private and public schools across the country.

Most schools in Namibia, especially in urban areas, have had to use tents as classrooms while waiting for government to provide decent classrooms.

In an attempt to help the situation, the education ministry has devised a concept called “friends of education”, who will partner government in providing classrooms. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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