1150 qualify for tertiary education

14 Jan 2015 15:00

About 1150 students have qualified for tertiary institution entry the latest results announced by the Minister of Education David Namwandi this afternoon shows.

Announcing the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Namwandi confirmed that 19 392 full time and 25 540 part time students for the all-important exams with marginal improvements in the number of students who garnered better symbols from A to E different subjects.

 “When compared to 2013 the number of full time candidates deceased by 109. The results of the 2014 candidates show a better performance especially at grades A, b,C and G while performances in grade A and D remains the same 00,” he said.

The top two performing students with the best overall results in six NSSC Ordinary level subjects are Kudumo Alfons, who is the best Ordinary level performer in the country and Makgone O.A Arabela, the second best performer, both students are from St. Boniface College, the top performing school in the country.

The minister urged that students who did not meet the university entrance requirements should grab the opportunity to register for vocational education, while students with 20 points or less are strongly advised to upgrade their symbols with part-time institutions which are registered with the Ministry of Education and or join COSDECs for other critical skills.

According to the latest results Erongo Region was the best perfomer followed by Oshikoto, Ohangwena, Kavango East, Otjizondjupa, Hardap, Khomas, Omusati, Oshana, //karas, Kunene, Omaheke,Kavango West and Zambezi regions.