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New Era Newspaper Tuesday January 9, 2018

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2 NEWS Tuesday, January 9 2018 | NEW ERA ACCIDENTS From page 1 Three other people sustained serious injuries in the accident. Police Regional Deputy Commissioner Evans Simasiku Era yesterday – saying a Toyota from Linyanti to Katima Mulilo It overturned on the Linyanti- it suffered a puncture of the driver losing control. The ve- Simasiku said the vehicle to a standstill. As a result three people lost their lives on the spot. - survivors and is reportedly in a The other survivors are Muhau Simasiku cautioned passengers “Passengers should check the condition of the vehicle and is driving. In this case the vehicle died on the spot yesterday after - The accident happened at Sergeant Frieda Shikole of the the same day. gency services had to use the cupants of the sedan. “The four deceased people include three females and one ported to the Oshakati State Hospital for treatment. - vehicles. Police investigations continue. – Additional reporting by Nampa CoD laments abuse of public resources Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek The Congress of Demo- dent Vaino Amuthenu yesterday expressed concern over the mismanagement of ment levels. He said: “The auditor gener- - - courts of our country for this He added that all organs of the state have continued to sources like a “drunk at a casino - - politician. Our Contact details and information Product of New Era Tel: +264 61 - 208 0802 Fax: +264 61 - 220 584 pinnacle in this lack of account- their management. - to stand cap in hand at the yet another round of a couple the actions of the Meatco Board less and incompetent actions. Should they not carry the can for this plainly stupid and reck- said. to act instead of making cameo Cell: +264 81 156 4114 Tel: +264 66 - 256 298 Cell +264 81 217 1888 Tel: +264 65 - 238 990 Cell: +264 81 144 0646 Cell: +264 81 217 9739 Cell: +264 81 204 8078 Tel: +264 63 - 222 057 Cell: +264 81 312 5975 appearances long after the He said CoD is also concerned parliamentary oversight under the guise their dealings cannot sensitivities. including the many contracts that is the vacuum it needs to fill at every foundation. the vagaries of the international marketplace and the generally poor performance economy ought to have and Tel/Fax: +264 63 - 204 180/2 Cell: +264 81 245 9714 Tel: +264 61 - 208 0826 Fax: +264 61 - 220 584 Tel: +264 61 - 208 0822 Fax: +264 61 - 220 584 FARMERS From page 1 did not help the situation. Al- aged farmers to start tilling short-lived. of the leading farmers in Zam- suspended all ploughing due to depends on seasonal rains. “As I am speaking to you I ceased ploughing as the land raining. I am just here looking He added that at the same ploughing. - farmer. of January have not geminated - MEATCO From page 1 “The quota remains valid - to Meat Board general manager Paul Strydon last month. He said the trade ministry quota allocations in the future - to the capacities at the various “As a condition of the export Tendekule also stated that most farmers in the area have stopped planting and have just if they are planted. He also stated that seeds they planted geminated. Another farmer Chika shared the same sentiments. He says he planted up to three not rained. “I planted my maize on the from Maunga is one of the geminated. He says he planted his seeds rained at that time. “My maize has geminated and it is at an early stage – hope- he said. permit each quota allocation phasized. He said if an export quota exporters. “The quota allocated to the - added. -

Tuesday, January 9 2018 | NEW ERA NEWS 3 IUM student murder case postponed again WINDHOEK The trial of a 37-year-old man arrested in connection with the death of International University of Management student Iyaloo Ndapandula Hainghumbi, was once again postponed yesterday. The body of the 25-year-old Hainghumbi was found near the Van Eck Power Station in Windhoek on 17 January 2017 and initial police investigations showed she was hit on the head with an unknown object, which led to her death. On Monday morning, arrested long distance bus driver Victor Elia, who was her boyfriend and who faces a charge of murder in connection with the student’s death, made another appearance in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court. Elia’s murder case was remanded until 18 January 2018, because the court was dealing with new criminal cases and all old cases were adjourned until this date. The accused faces a charge of murder and is legally represented by privately instructed defence lawyer Amoomo Kadhila. Elia remains in police custody at the Katutura Police Station with no option to post bail after the State refused to release him pearance in January last year. He is the only suspect in the case thus far. Court documents show that Elia and Hainghumbi were in a domestic partnership at the time of her death. - Nampa Parental involvement needed in education Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek Regional Director of Education, / //Karas Awebahe //Hoeseb has reiterated the call to all education stakeholders, particularly parents, to increase their involvement and strengthen their collaboration with the ministry to ensure the success of the country’s children. Speaking to New Era ahead of schools opening tomorrow //Hoeseb said the positive impact of parental involvement and participation in the education of their children was underscored once again when the Grade 10 (JSC) and Grade 12 (NSS- CH) Higher Level top performing learners in 2017 were interviewed and asked about the secret to their respective success stories. “The absolute majority of those learners ascribed their outstanding performance to the support they got from the parents, guardians or caregivers,” said //Hoeseb yesterday. “Check whether your child gets homework, and verify if the teachers control (mark and give feedback) the written work of the learners,” he said. He further called on parents to establish a sound rapport with the Principals, Heads of Departments and Teachers, and enquire about child’s academic performance and overall conduct. WINDHOEK The Director of the Namibian College of Open Learning (Namcol), dismay over poor part-time learner turnout and results for the Junior - In an interview with Nampa recently, Murangi voiced his disappointment over Grade 10 (JSC) and 12 (NSSC) candidates who registered with the part-time institution, but failed to “The very disappointing point is those and don’t go and sit for it. This affects “Discipline your child with care and impress it upon him/her to respect the authority of the Teachers, Heads of Departments and Principal,” he said. He urged parents to attend all the meetings organised by the schools and to ensure they also make their input at these gatherings. there is something you do not understand. Be prepared to be nominated and elected to serve as a member of a School Board,” he stressed. He advised parents to volunteer Namcol laments poor learner turnout for //Karas Regional Director of Education, /Awebahe //Hoeseb the performance of part-time learners because they get incomplete [results] are ungraded because they were not well-prepared,” bemoaned Murangi. He called upon parents, learners and all education stakeholders to encour- aminations – both grades 10 and 12. “Once they have registered for the If all of them go and register and sults will improve,” said Murangi. A total 12 044 part-time candidates were enrolled with Namcol while 689 part-time candidates were enrolled with other distance education institutions registered with the Ministry to supervise learners during afternoon and evening study sessions. “Arrange with knowledgeable individuals and groups to present fee-free lessons based on a grade syllabus to the learners over weekends,” //Hoeseb advised. //Hoeseb further recommended parents to initiate platforms where community members, parents, guardians and caregivers can join hands and devise strategies for getting children off the streets and away from shebeens and clubs so that they can devote quantity and File photo of the Director of the Namibia College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) Herold the performance of NAMCOL’s part-time learners of Education, Arts and Culture. When asked to quantify the number of learners who registered with Namcol but did not write sponded that 4 398 (15,5 per cent) subject entries were not written. “When you say subject entries quality time to their schoolwork. “Establish “Study Circle” groups for children staying in the same neighbourhood to assemble at a or study, in the afternoons as well as over weekends, under the supervision of an adult with sober habits “Network with persons or organisations that are knowledgeable on social evils such as substance abuse and teenage pregnancies, so that dren about the inherent dangers,” he added. //Hoeseb says parents should not remind a child every now and then that he/she failed the previous year because of what he/she did or did not do. He said the child already knows that he/she failed and might be feeling miserable. So, he said, parents should refrain from focussing on the past but encourage the child positively. “All humans can make a mistake. Let the child learn from his/her mistakes,” he said. He encouraged parents to set aside time to listen to childred’s worries without interrupting them or scolding the child afterwards. “Try by all means to keep the child feel loved and having a shoulder to cry on when the going would go too tough for his/her liking,” he stressed. swer sheets not entered,” he said. Additionally, the Namcol director pointed to the lack of contact sessions for Grade 12 part-time learners during the third term as a contributing factor to the institution’s poor performance. “In 2017, because of the budget cuts, we didn’t have the third term [contact sessions]. We cancelled it because we didn’t have the resources to pay the tutors.” He added that third term contact sessions were crucial as these allow for the revision of past question papers and assignments in sition does not improve in 2018, the institution will have no choice but to cancel third term contact sessions for this year as well, Murangi lamented. Namcol’s budget was slashed by 47 per cent to just N million In 2016, Namcol received around N1 million. – Nampa Father year-old daughter WINDHOEK Opuwo in the Kunene Region was allegedly raped by her 52-year-old father between 31 December 2017 and 04 January 2018. According to a daily crime report issued on Monday by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), the victim complained about back and lower abdominal pain on Friday before she was taken to the Opuwo State Hospital, where the nurses alerted the police that she had been raped. The report indicated that after further investigations, it was detected that the alleged transgressor was the victim’s biological father, who was then arrested. He appeared in the Opuwo Magistrate’s Court on Monday. In a separate incident, a 30-year-old woman was allegedly raped while carrying her four-month-old baby, by an on Friday at about 05h30. According to the report, the incident took place in a riverbed at Klein-Aub village some 20 kilometres outside Rehoboth in the Hardap Region. The suspect alleged pushed the victim with her baby to the ground and had her, without her consent. “The baby did not sustain any injuries and the suspect is still at large,” the report said. Meanwhile, a 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 20-year-old man at King Kauluma village near Oshivelo in the Oshikoto Region on Sunday at about 19h00. The suspect allegedly followed the victim, grabbed and forced her down to her, without her consent. The report noted that the victim screamed for help and a passer-by came to her aid, forcing the suspect to run away. No arrest has been made and investigations into the matter continue. - Nampa

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