By Confidente Reporter
DUNDEE Precious Metals Tsumeb recently presented 880 Cadbury PS chocolates to learners from all 11 schools in the Tsumeb district, to reward them for academic excellence and good behaviour.
The unorthodox gesture is one of the company’s ways of motivating learners to do better in school. Four chocolate bars were handed to 20 learners from each school.
This was in an effort to improve the quality of education and motivate learners in Tsumeb, to do their part in increasing the percentage of Grade 10 and 12 learners achieving a pass mark of 24 and 30, respectively, and a passing symbol of E in English from 55 percent to 60 percent in year two of the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP).
Dundee said it wanted to do its part to motivate learners to strive for academic excellence, which will have lasting, positive long-term benefits for the country. According to the HPP, one of the factors hampering the country’s economic competitiveness is an inadequately educated workforce.
A solution highlighted was an improvement in productivity levels, through strengthening educational institutions and harnessing technology.
“These, according to His Excellency the President of Namibia, Dr Hage Geingob, will enable us to self-govern when the time arrives,” Dundee said in a statement. St Francis Primary School Acting Principal, Hoa-Khaos Maria Petronella, commended Dundee for the sweet gesture.
“It is a pleasant surprise, and although small, this matters towards motivating our learners,” she said.
Opawa Junior Secondary School Principal, Hermien Benjamin, was thrilled with the gesture. The learners each received four chocolates and had the chance to share some with peers, teachers and their families.
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