The Rani Group of Companies, a retail and wholesale dealer operating in northern Namibia, will build a computer school in each of the 14 regions of Namibia.

This was said by Mr Ali Dharani, country manager for Rani Traders cc, at the official opening of the Oshana Secondary School of Computing in Oshakati.

The school, which opened its doors on 15 July 2022, was officially opened on 8 December by Deputy Minister of Information Communication Technology Ms Emma Theophilus.

The school so far consists of four classrooms and a storeroom built at a cost of N$1,6 million donated by the Rani Group, and computer labs that cost the Ministry of Education N$700,000.

Despite more than N$3,7 million already invested by Rani in the education sector through bursaries and other donations, Mr Dharani said that his dream is to replicate the Oshana Secondary School of Computing in all the regions.

Dharani stated that at the Rani Group they put so much emphasis on learning. And it is by investing in the education sector that “we train future leaders of this country and also workers we might need in our shops, industries and in our offices.”

Dharani said that although sometimes there are disagreements and angry exchanges in the Rani boardrooms where social investments are discussed, in the end everyone agrees that investing in the education sector is a good thing.

“One day a scientist, or computer engineer or coding engineer will come out of this school, and that will be our proud moment,” Dharani said.

Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Mrs Ester Anna Nghipondoka thanked Rani for their contribution to the construction of the education sector of Namibia.

Oshana Secondary School of Computing has 29 learners and six teachers.

In the photo: ICT deputy minister Ms Emma Theophilus seated in the computer lab with learners of Oshana Secondary School of Computing. Looking on, in the background, is Mr Ali Dharani.