Chris J Tutorial making a difference
By Michael Tambo - July 2011
Down in the remote northern part of Namibia, stands a school that has the capacity to become a leading example of an institution that can provide high quality education.
Situated at Onethindi Settlement Area in Oshikoto, Chris J Tutorial College opened its doors in 2006, as the brainchild of a determined Namibian couple, Israel Makumbe and his wife Christine, who have unreservedly devoted all their efforts, talents and ideas towards the development of the school.
While living in the North, the couple realised that young children in the area could not communicate in simple English, and driven by the passion to impart their knowledge and skills, in 2003, conceived the idea of building a school.
In 2006, the school opened its doors with an initial enrolment of 25 pupils after the Ministry of Education approved the school to enrol up to Grade 3.
The school offered three main subjects, English, Science and Mathematics.
The following year, the school was granted permission to enrol from pre-school up to Grade 7. Currently, the school’s enrolment stands at 352 and provides tuition up to Grade 8.
An elated Makumbe told Prime Focus that the college is unique, and has standards above most schools in the country.
“Our vision is to be successful in our endeavours as champions in primary, secondary and tertiary education business, unshaken by economic storms or any other man made challenges.”
Chris J Tutorial School’s ultimate goal is to emerge as one of the leading players amongst educational providers. It is against this background that Chris J Tutorial College recognises the critical need to balance the institution’s desire to meet its goals and objectives and meeting the learner’s needs and satisfaction.
“The institution, at all times strives to provide highest quality education at competitive prices, while upholding professional standards and ethics. Our values are excellence, efficiency, convenience, customer care, diligence, integrity, knowledge, value addition, love and unity,” says Makumbe.
Prospective students are interviewed to determine their level and competence. This process assists tutors to pay particular attention to the individual learner’s needs.
Chris J Tutorial College is a subsidiary of Chris Technical College, a consultancy wing which will be functional in due course.
However, like most remote s...
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