Narraville Primary boasts its first female principal

Rudi Bowe

Narraville Primary School (NPS) in Walvis Bay made history for itself with the appointment of Mrs Cecilia Onesmus-Nakashole as its first female principal. The school appointed its first principal in 1964.

Onesmus-Nakashole has 29 years of experience. She graduated as a teacher in 1986 and in 1987 became a teacher at Diaz Primary School in Lüderitz, also her hometown.
In 1989 she moved to Swakopmund for a teaching position at Festus Gonteb Primary School at the coastal town. Later in the same year she was transferred to Vrede Rede School where she taught English.
From 1997 to 2007 Miss Onesmus-Nakashole taught at Tamariskia Primary school before being appointed head of department (HOD) at Westside High School Swakopmund.
In 2010 she realised her dream of making a difference in the lives of children of the San communities and accepted a position as principal at Ombili Primary School at Oshivelo in Oshikoto Region.
In 2012 she got married to Mr. Martin Nakashole and in 2013 was appointed the first female principal at Oshakati Primary School. She was the principal of the school until 2016 when she decided it is time for a change of scenery. She opened a general dealer store at Usakos and also provided a catering and décor service.
Her appointment at Narraville Primary School is her return to both Swakopmund and the black board.

A proud Mrs Onesmus-Nakashole (photo-inset) with her children from a previous marriage: her son, Hafeni Onesmus is employed at Husab Mine at Swakopmund, whilst the other son, Thommy, is employed by First National Bank in Windhoek. Her daughter, Diana Ones-mus works for the City of Windhoek

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