QUALITY BASIC EDUCATION
It is generally accepted that quality education accelerates socioeconomic development, and is a fundamental human right that is guaranteed to all children.
However, this universal right to quality education can only be fulfilled if all children's educational needs are holistically met, and if the schooling system is backed by an adaptive, conducive and adequate policy and legislative framework. This includes, but is not limited to, sufficient provision of learning material, best-practice learner-to-teacher ratio, safe schooling and boarding environments and responsive curricula.
Likewise, for education to truly accelerate socioeconomic development, educational outcomes and outputs must be aligned with global (and local) trends. In the greater scheme of things, this means ensuring that all children – but especially those from low- to middle-income households) have access to world-class education, and that their education is complemented by extra-curricular activities that open up possibilities and allow them to imagine.
We believe that society in general, and the state in particular, has a duty to protect and promote this right to quality education in its entirety, and to bolster the potential for basic education to catalyse much-needed socioeconomic development.
Through our branch and regional structures, we respond to school-based crises as and when they occur, and at national level, we provide high-level influence to stakeholders such as the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, and other such agencies with a vested interest in the provision and development of education in Namibia.
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