n African Journal for Physical Health Education, Recreation and Dance - Support mechanisms to implement physical education syllabus in the Lower Primary Phase in Namibia

Volume 21 Number 2.2
  • ISSN : 1117-4315


The aim of study was to identify the support mechanisms provided to teachers by the circuit and school principals to implement the Physical Education syllabus in the Lower Primary Phase in the Oshana region, Namibia. The study adopted a descriptive design and used interviews to collect data. Twelve primary schools both urban and rural in the Oshakati circuit were purposively selected to form the sample of the study. Participants were the circuit Inspector, Advisory teacher, school Principals and teachers. Results indicated a lack of support in terms of specific workshops and training opportunities, teacher guide, textbooks and facilities and equipment. Participants suggested the government and local communities to support PE subject in Lower Primary Phase so that learners would enjoy physical activities and gain healthy benefits outlined in the syllabus.

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