Education forms part of the National Petroleum Corporation (Namcor)’s key corporate social responsibility focus areas, said the company’s Assistant Communications and Public Relations Specialist, Nangombe Negumbo.

She said this whilst officially handing over a donation of five desktop computers, worth N.dollars 34 401, to the Xungileni Primary School at Ongungila village in the Omusati Region’s Etayi Constituency on Friday.

“We regard education as a key equaliser and major contributor to socio-economic development,” Negumbo stated.
According to her, the donation by her company comes at a time when Namibia was rated at position 90 in terms of competitiveness among 137 countries of the world.

This, Negumbo said, was a drop of about six places, from position number 84 in the previous year.
“Computers have become an integral part of any education system and with the Ministry of Education’s lean budget, we hope this donation comes in handy and makes a difference in the learners’ lives,” she noted.

Namcor last year donated two desktop computers to the same school. The school principal, Eino Hamutenya told the gathering at the handover that Xungileni was established in 1982 with the primary purpose of bringing educational development closer to the surrounding community.

The school currently has a population of 170 learners in Grade 1 to Grade 7, seven teachers and a cleaner.