Education should be considered a calling: McLeod-Katjirua

01 Feb 2015 11:24am
WINDHOEK 01 FEB (NAMPA) –Teachers and educators should consider education as a calling and not an entry to job markets, Khomas regional Governor, Laura Mcleod- Katjirua has said.
The Governor made the call during a management meeting of the Khomas directorate of education here on Thursday.
She said this following the regions’ poor performance in the National Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) and Junior Secondary Certificate (JSC) examinations, where it performed below standard by dropping two places from its previous position held in 2013.
In 2013 NSSC examination, the region performed well managing a fifth position nationally but dropped to seventh place in 2014 NSSC examinations and from six position to 12 in the JSC examinations.
Despite the region’s performance, the governor congratulated its directorate of education for the various initiatives it came up with to look at how the region will improve the Grade 10 and 12 results.
“It is on the basis of this similarities and commonalities that I don’t want to be selfish but to share this memorable achievement by complementing the Khomas region education fraternity for the sound initiative and job well done,” Mcleod-Katjirua said.
She noted that the Khomas region - being the capital region of the country - face a great challenge to produce the best results and set the tone in being the center of excellence.
“We have a competitive edge which can give us the potential to turn these negative factors into positive opportunities to excel,” Mcleod-Katjirua said.
The governor further appealed to the education directorate to approach and execute the daunting task of discussing and analysing the Grade 10 and 12 results with absolute honesty and realistic expectation.