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"As we go forward, we will seek to be transactional in maintaining and strengthening the governance architecture, but we will also be transformational as we prepare the citizens for the new economy that requires the development of new parameters in education, innovation, and enterprise", - His Excellency, Dr Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia
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Ms Lovisa Kambonde- Immanuel (NCRST),Ms Nina Louw (RMB),Ms Ndahekelekwa Paulus (Winner) 4TH PLACE, Ms Mary Shikukutu (Winner) 2ND PL
The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) conducted a two day training workshop and capacity building session for the NamPower National Science Fair Judges, yesterday at Xwama Culural Villages.
70 participants, representing all regions of Namibia, were briefed on the NCRST’s role in the institutionalisation of research, science, technology and innovation systems in Namibia, as well as the Commission’s research, science and technology support and coordination function.
The NamPower National Science Fair, of which the NCRST is a co-sponsor and partner, is an annual event where the best science fair projects from all the regions compete against each other. The National Science Fair aims to stimulate interest in young people in science, math, and engineering; provide educational experience through participation in scientific research; give public recognition to learners for the work that they have done; encourage inquisitive students to explore their environment in a systematic, logical manner; and to stimulate students interest in science and technology while simultaneously promoting the development of the life skills of communication, decision making, evaluation of alternative solutions, and critical thinking.
This year’s event will take place 9-12 September 2014 at the SKW Sport Fields in Windhoek, and with only a few weeks of preparation remaining, the NCRST initiated this training for jusges who play a pivotal role in the process of the Science Fair. To ensure a fair and objective judging process, judges were reminded of the judging procedures, confidentiality, and conflict of interest guidelines, as well the judging criteria, namely: creative ability; scientific thought or engineering goal; thoroughness; skill; and clarity.
“One of the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology functions is to facilitate scientific human and institutional capacity building, as well as to promote science as a preferred area of study in Namibia. Partnering with NamPower is thus a valuable endeavour for the Commission, and we hope to have more of these kinds of trainings to enhance the significance of national science initiatives countrywide”, said Dr Diina Shuuluka, General Manager: RST Coordination and Support.