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Published 27.06.2020 19:02
In Namibia the Ministry of Education has reduced the pass mark for promotion to the next grade.
The Ministry announced that the pass mark for promotion to the next grade has been lowered from 40% to 35% for students from Grades 1-9. This decision was taken to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on learners during this academic year. The relaxation of the pass mark is…
Health, ,
Published 25.06.2020 14:30
In Namibia an entrepreneur is using discarded ink to make sanitizers.
Bruce Salt, a local entrepreneur is using discarded ink from printing companies to make hand sanitizers. Salt is using the discarded ink to distill ethanol which is the main ingredient for the sanitizers. He has also expanded his product line to include other products needed in the fight against Covid-19…
Health, ,
Published 31.05.2020 17:05
In Namibia inmates from Windhoek Correctional Services have manufactured 30 000 face masks.
The reusable masks were produced as part of the correctional facilities reintegration program and saw the prisoners learning new skills in order to assist the nation. The mask will be used by correctional service officers, inmates, and other government officers.
Published 12.05.2020 13:05
In Namibia, the School of Pharmacy of the University of Namibia’s (UNAM) has started manufacturing hand sanitizers.
The sanitizers will be sold at cost to university staff and students and were made using the World Health Organisation (WHO) standards. The university has also prepared fliers to educate people on the proper use of the sanitizers
Published 27.04.2020 13:07
In Namibia, school teachers have been directed to create WhatsApp groups to upload lessons for students in public schools.
The Namibian Ministry of Education has directed teachers to start uploading lessons onto WhatsApp for parents to download and teach their children at home during the country’s lockdown. Concerns have been raised about whether students have Internet access and the devices needed to access the materials. The Ministry says special…
Published 26.04.2020 12:09
In Namibia a 12 Year old boy is teaching other children Maths and English in his yard during the lockdown.
Brentius Jahs, a Grade 7 pupil at Immanuel Ruiters Primary School in Walvis Bay has taken on the role of teacher for six of his younger friends. The children all live in the same yard but have not been able to keep up with their school work as schools are…

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