Tsintsabis School faces overcrowded classrooms

Tsintsabis School faces overcrowded classrooms

The Tsintsabis Combined School (CS), established in 1993 to create access to education for children from the San community, faces a high enrolment of 795 learners, this year.
The school, which runs from pre-grade to Grade 9 has this year recorded a total number of 795 learners compared to 759 in 2018 and 733 in 2019.
Its acting principal, Christaline Narubes told NAMPA in an interview on Tuesday that the classrooms at the school are overcrowded this year, due to the fact that it is the only school in the Oshikoto Region that offers Khoekhoegowab as a medium of instruction.
Khoekhoegowab, she said is a language well-understood by the San community.
“We used to have one group per grade previously, but now we have more groups of learners per grade due to an increased learner population this time around,” Narubes.
“However, we are grateful that our regional director of education has recommended that the Khoekhoegowab language be introduced at another school in the region, Tsumeb Secondary School, as from this year,” said the acting principal.
The school in 2018 phased out Grade 10, its former highest grade, due to the ongoing implementation of the new education curriculum in the country.
Tsintsabis is situated over 80km in the eastern part Oshivelo and 62km north of Tsumeb.
-NAMPA