17 Dec 2014 18:20pm
WINDHOEK, 17 DEC (NAMPA) The Oshikoto Region is once again the top performer in the nine subjects for the 2014 Junior Secondary Certificate (JSC) Grade 10 full-time examinations.
This was revealed by the Minister of Education David Namwandi at a media briefing here on Wednesday during which he announced the results of the JSC Grade 10 results and the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Higher Level Grade 12 results.
In the Grade 10 full-time results, Oshikoto is followed by Oshana, which also retained its position at number two, followed by Omusati and Ohangwena at number three and four, respectively.
The new Kavango East Region is at number five; Zambezi remains at number six, while Kavango West, also a new region, is at number seven.
The Erongo Region follows Kavango West and remains at number eight - the same position as last year - while the Omaheke Region dropped two places from number seven last year to number nine in 2014.
The Khomas Region moved up two places from position number 12 to number 10 this year; Kunene Region dropped two places from number nine last year to number 11 this year.
The //Karas Region dropped one place from number 11 in 2013 to number 12 in 2014, while Hardap dropped four places from number 10 in 2013 to number 14 in 2014. Otjozondupa remains at number 13.
Namwandi encouraged those regions that dropped from their previous rankings in 2013 to identify factors which hampered their performance and develop action plans for improvement in 2015.
He also announced that the females who sat for the 2014 Grade 10 full-time examinations out-performed the males.
Out of the 140 top performers countrywide, 78 learners are female, which represents 55.7 per cent.
The Education Minister noted that 12 of the hearing- and visually-impaired candidates were able to score 23 points and above for admission to Grade 11.
He added that 4 216 candidates did not turn up to write the examination they registered for, while calling on part-time candidates to study and write the examination to enable them to study further.
Namwandi said candidates performed poorer than last year in subjects such as Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Keyboard and Word Processing, while their performances remain constant in subjects such as Agriculture, Computer Studies, Home Economics, Physical Science and English First Language amongst others.
The JSC Grade 10 Full-Time, Part-Time and Grade 12 Ordinary Level results will be released on Thursday this week.