13 Jan 2016 14:40pm
WINDHOEK, 13 JAN (NAMPA) - The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture has requested all learners who are dissatisfied with their 2015 Grade 12 examination results to apply for re-marking of their scripts and checking of marks.
The closing date for the application for re-marking and checking is 29 January this year, and the re-marking process will be conducted at the centres where candidates had sat for their examinations last year.
All the information about re-marking fees will be made available at the Education regional offices and examination centres in each of the county's 14 regions.
In 2015, the fee for re-marking and checking was N.dollars 220 per subject.
Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa made this announcement at a media briefing here on Wednesday when she officially released the results of the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Ordinary Level Grade 12 examinations that were written at the end of 2015.
A total of 6 056 NSSC Ordinary Level learners have qualified for admission to tertiary education institutions this year.
This is a drop from 7 536 Ordinary Level learners who qualified for enrolment at tertiary institutions last year.
A total of 47 832 full-time and part-time candidates sat for the examinations last year.
Hanse-Himarwa said out of 20 301 full-time candidates who registered for the Grade 12 Ordinary Level examinations last year, 92.9 per cent were graded, compared to 93.2 per cent in 2014.
A total of 27 531 part-time candidates registered for the examinations of which 78.8 per cent were graded in 2015, compared to 79.2 per cent in 2014.
The minimum requirements for admission to tertiary education in Namibia include a D symbol in English at Ordinary Level or a Four Grade in English at Higher Level with a combined 25 points in five subjects.
In 2015, a total of 26 685 learners were registered with the Namibian College of Open Learning (Namcol); while a total of 846 were registered with other private institutions recognised and approved by the Ministry of Education.
This compares to a total of 22 886 learners registered with Namcol the previous year; while a total of 2 654 were registered with other private institutions.