The Government of the Republic of Namibia through the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture and the Roman Catholic Church of Namibia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), on Tuesday 17th November 2020.
The MOU which is centered on the Cooperation in the Field of Education and Related Matters at the Roman Catholic schools and hostels, was signed in Windhoek.
Speaking to Biashara newspaper, the Catholic Church Director of Social Communication, Fr Veranus Shiimi said that the document describes the unique characteristic of a Catholic school in this way; “The Catholic School pursues cultural goals and the natural development of youth to the same degree as any other school. It also cements the relationship that both parties have especially the role that the, Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture plays in the church education.
“What makes the Catholic school distinctive is its attempt to generate a community climate in the school that is permeated by the Gospel spirit of freedom and love” Fr Shiimi added.
The Executive Director Mrs. Sanet Steenkamp represented the Government of the Republic of Namibia while His Grace Liborius Nashenda OMI represented the Roman Catholic Church. The signing of this MOU was witnessed by representatives from both parties.