- Category: Broadcast News
- Published on Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:06
Winter time change does not affect basic education, Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Katrina Hanse-Himarwa told a Parliamentary Standing Committee on Wednesday.
The Namibia press agency says that presenting the ministry’s position on the Namibian Time Change Bill of 2017 before the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security Committee on Wednesday, Hanse-Himarwa said activities in education would continue unaffected with or without time change. Hanse-Himarwa also shared findings from the consultations held on the Draft Education Bill regarding time change, saying the Kunene, Omusati and Ohangwena regions felt time change was desirable for them due to the fact that schools are far or in remote areas where children have to travel over five kilometres. Meanwhile, the Zambezi Region felt excluded from the time change while the majority of regions including the Hardap, Omaheke, Kavango East and Kavango West, and Otjozondjupa felt that the time change was an inconvenience.