NUST receives microscience kits

Junior Kapofi
Junior Kapofi

Risked Based Solutions (RBS) handed over microscience kits to the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) at the university’s high tech transfer plaza in Windhoek earlier this week. These will be used to give students more practical practice.

The university’s vice-chancellor Dr Ernold Naomab stated that it is important to support teaching and learning in the classroom where it matters the most.

“How do we provide the necessary tools and support to teachers as well as enabling the environment for the learner to better grasp the subject content?” Naomab asked.

Speaking on behalf of education executive director Sanet Steenkamp, Ayesha Wentworth said learners are not doing well on practical questions, and this has led the ministry to consider that science teachers are struggling in the delivery of this aspect.

“To support our teachers, last year the ministry developed practical guides for physics and biology and the results show that the performance in these subjects improved throughout all the grades except for the percentage of learners who where ungraded,” she said.

Moreover, Dr Sindila Mwiya, founder of RBS, touched on the lack of practical practice during high school years. He said during high school, learners never see experiments, and if they are lucky, they see it in a text book, so these kits will help with a lot of practical work.