As a number of you know, after many years, the company built a High School in Oranjemund.
Seemed like a most excellent idea initially.
Then as the years went by, it became a apparent that a number of the parents were still sending their children off to boarding school down in the Cape and in Windhoek.
These parents had to pay out of their own pockets to send their child away from them.
The parents were from a diverse background.
Namdeb Employees, some of whom were even employed at the school. Others in the upper echelon's of the company.
Meanwhile back in town, over the years the standard of the school dropped, this was apparent in the year end marks when compared with other schools in Namibia.
What was going wrong?
There is a meeting scheduled for tomorrow evening, where the parents in town who have sent their school going kids off to boarding school get to meet with the School's custodians to chat with them on why they sent their kids away.
I think it's a good gesture, albeit a wee bit late. The rumour mill doing the rounds that the current staff at OPS will be retrenched come the end of the year as the company tries to "outsource' the school..... so already there is one factor, the moral at the school has plummeted.
....I have more to add here...... need to goto work....