19 Dec 2014 15:10pm
OTJIWARONGO, 18 DEC (NAMPA) Acting Otjozondjupa regional education director, Albertina-Peneyambeko Nangolo is pleased with her regions top listing in this years Grade 12 Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Higher Level examinations.
The region was placed first since 2011.
She told Nampa on Thursday that the majority of learners in her region who sat for the Grade 12 examinations, wrote between four and six subjects on Higher Level.
With the majority of them passing, this means the region has produced more learners qualifying for further studies at local or international universities in future.
The Erongo Region is second this year, Kavango West third, and Zambezi fourth.
Education Minister, Dr David Namwandi on Wednesday announced the 2014 results for Grade 10 Junior Secondary Certificate (JSC) and Grade 12 (NSSC) - Higher Level.
Overall, 57 096 candidates (full-time and part-time) sat for the Grade 12 examinations in November this year, and 12 164 of them wrote one or more subjects on Higher Level.
Compared to the 2013 results, more candidates obtained grades 1, 2, 3 and 4 this year.
Nangolo suggested that Government invest more resources and efforts in Grade 12 learners to guarantee them entry into tertiary institutions.
She was, however, quick to point out that the Grade 10s and lower grades should never be neglected.
The main purpose of attending pre-primary, primary and secondary school is to become someone in society after school. Therefore, I am pleased to see a remarkable number of learners exiting their Grade 12 on Higher Level in the Otjozondjupa Region this year, and their future looks good already, said Nangolo.
She could however not provide the exact number of learners who passed their Grade 12 on Higher Level in her region.
Nangolo further expressed concern that most of the junior secondary schools in the Oshikoto, Oshana and Omusati regions which did well in Grade 10 two years ago, failed to perform well in Grade 12 Higher Level this year.
About her regions 13th position in Grade 10 this year, she said: We will concentrate our efforts on the Grade 10s next year so that we come first, second or third.