Signing Ceremony of Six Grant Contracts for Public Schools


On 22nd February 2018, a signing ceremony which confirmed the Government of Japan's grant assistance totally amounting 418,563 USD (approximately five million Namibian Dollars), in support of below the six public schools, was held at the office of the Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, in the presence of Hon. Ms. Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, Minister of Education, Arts and Culture.

[Khomas Region]
      Augeikhas Primary School, Katutura East
      Groot Aub Primary School, Windhoek Rural
      Martti Ahtisaari Primary School, Samora Machel
      Tobias Hainyeko Primary School, Tobias Hainyeko

[Kavango West Region]
     Ncagu Combined School, Kapako
     Ntara Combined School, Musese

The Government of Japan, through its Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) in FY 2017, has decided to support construction of new school blocks consisting of four/three permanent classrooms and one store room respectively, in order to provide more conducive educational environment.

Four schools in Khomas are supported in their efforts of abolishing the platoon (double session) system. Two schools in Kavango West region are to utilise the grant for construction of classrooms with permanent structure for the learners who are currently forced to learn in iron-sheet structure.

During the ceremony, Ambassador Sakamoto and the representatives of six schools signed grant contracts. Ambassador further handed over a list of the six schools to be supported by the Government of Japan in FY2017 to Hon. Minister Hanse-Himarwa as a token of the strong partnership between two governments. Minister extended appreciations, stating that Japan’s noble initiative would go a long way in the provision of equitable quality education to the Namibian Children and that the assistance were deliberately targets the most needy so fitting to our President’s clarion call that “no Namibian must be left behind”.

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