The Future Of School Hostels In Namibia: Developing A More Costeffective System For The Future

ABSTRACT

The study aims at examining the major factors and causes of the high expenditure in the

management of hostels. It became clear through the research that government

expenditure towards hostels is enormous and unsustainable, warranting a critical review.

The key findings of the study revealed food provision, personnel and utilities as the

major cost drivers. Other factors that contribute to high cost include lack of proper

monitoring and control units as well as poor financial control systems that would track

on hostel expenditure.

Finally the study offers recommendations on how to best address these current

anomalies within the provision of hostel services and the related high expenditure.

Interviews, questionnaires and documentary research were used to collect data.

Interviews were conducted with teachers, principals and members of the Executive

Management Team as well as the Division Hostels Management at the Ministry of

Education, Head Office.

The study revealed and concluded that there is a need for a vigorous effort to put in

place policies and actions that would improve the management of hostels in Namibia.

It also emerged from the study that while provision is made for accommodating learners

in hostels, it is also essential to have prudent financial policies and procedures in place

to facilitate improved cost recovery and ensure increased resident contribution for the

services they receive.

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APA

Rukoro, M (2021). The Future Of School Hostels In Namibia: Developing A More Costeffective System For The Future. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-future-of-school-hostels-in-namibia-developing-a-more-costeffective-system-for-the-future

MLA 8th

Rukoro, Manfred "The Future Of School Hostels In Namibia: Developing A More Costeffective System For The Future" Afribary. Afribary, 27 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-future-of-school-hostels-in-namibia-developing-a-more-costeffective-system-for-the-future. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

MLA7

Rukoro, Manfred . "The Future Of School Hostels In Namibia: Developing A More Costeffective System For The Future". Afribary, Afribary, 27 Apr. 2021. Web. 27 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/the-future-of-school-hostels-in-namibia-developing-a-more-costeffective-system-for-the-future >.

Chicago

Rukoro, Manfred . "The Future Of School Hostels In Namibia: Developing A More Costeffective System For The Future" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 27, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/the-future-of-school-hostels-in-namibia-developing-a-more-costeffective-system-for-the-future