Letsego awards most improved schools

05 Feb 2015 16:10pm
WINDHOEK 05 Feb (NAMPA) – The Letsego financial services company rewarded several schools and regions for their remarkable performances in the 2014 National Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) and Junior Secondary Certificate (NSC) examinations.
The awards were handed over on Wednesday.
The Orandjemund Secondary School in the //Karas Region was the best school in teaching mathematics at Grade 12 Ordinary Level and received an award of N.dollars 10 000, while the Grootfontein Agricultural College in the Otjozondjupa Region won the award as the most-improved school in the teaching of physical science at Grade 12 Ordinary Level, and received the same amount of money.
The most-improved regions were also rewarded.
The Hardap Region received a floating trophy for the best improvement in the NSSC Ordinary Level examinations, while the Oshana Region was rewarded as the most-improved region in the JSC examination.
Speaking during the handing over of the awards, Letsego’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ester Kali said her institution will support the improvement of the Namibian education system and the education of the Namibian child in order to attain the ideals of Vision 2030.
“It is evident that education at all levels is critical in building a great legacy and to improve lives, whether it be elementary or primary level or ensuring that Namibians are financially literate and be able to take control of their livelihoods,” she said.
The institution sets aside one percent of its annual profits to invest in programmes where real needs exist across Namibian markets.
Kali said that giving back to communities through contributing to the education sector remains at the centre of Letsego’s corporate social responsibility mandate.
“Education is a dynamic and expensive exercise that requires responsibilities and commitment from all stakeholders, and it is also the bedrock of uplifting our people,” she added.
The CEO then congratulated all teachers and learners in the different regions and schools for their hard work and excelling in their past academic years.
“We are proud of you, and you should be proud of yourself,” she ended.