|Omusati Education Director beats teacher|
|Written by William J. Mbangula|
|Wednesday, 06 June 2012 22:34|
Omusati Regional Director of Education, Anna Mwifi-Nghipondoka, has been charged during the just-ended school holiday with assaulting one of her teachers during a conference at Oshikuku last FebruaryThe criminal charges followed an incident which took place on 17 February 2012 when Nghipondoka allegedly grabbed Tobias Dennis Nandjigwa by the neck, hit him on the head and pushed him out of the meeting after she found him reading a newspaper. This reportedly happened in full view of the close to 600 delegates who were in attendance. The gathering was attended by teachers and education officials from Omusati region, mainly from the Elim, Etayi and Okalongo circuits with the main purpose to review the outcome of the end of the year examination and map the way forward regarding educational development and progress in the region
At the time of the incident Nandjigwa said he was humiliated and traumatised by the manner in which the Director mistreated him in public. As result he pressed criminal charges against her and also went a step further by reporting her to the Permanent Secretary of the Education Ministry.
Nghipondoka also confirmed the tussle between her and the youthful teacher from Oshikuyu Combined School, but denied assaulting him.
According to the Regional Crime Investigation Co-ordinator, Deputy Commissioner Sydney Philander, the Director was summoned to appear again in the Oshakati Magistrate Court on 15 June.
|Last Updated on Friday, 15 June 2012 14:00|