Rukonga Vision school soars to the top

13 Jan 2016 17:50pm

WINDHOEK, 13 JAN (NAMPA) ? The Rukonga Vision School is the top performing Government school in the 2015 Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Ordinary Level examinations. The school was established to cater for gifted underprivileged learners. It is situated about 200 kilometres east of Rundu in the Mukwe Constituency of the Kavango East Region. It was officially opened by former President Hifikepunye Pohamba in 2013 and became the first of its kind in the country. It is one of six such projects lined-up for construction by the government. The Rukonga Vision School ended second in 2014 after the Negumbo Senior Secondary School in the Omusati Region that ended second this time around. The Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Katrina Hanse-Himarwa announced the 2015 NSSC Ordinary Level examination results on Wednesday. A total of 145 Government schools were registered for the NSSC Ordinary Level examination in 2015. ?Only schools with 30 and more candidates were considered in this regard,? she said. Delta Secondary School in Khomas Region retained its third position, while the Juuso Shikongo Secondary School in Oshikoto Region also retained its fourth position. Namib High School in the Erongo Region moved up two positions, obtaining a fifth position from seventh position in 2014. Haimbili Haufiku Senior Secondary School in Ohangwena Region dropped from fifth position in 2014 to sixth position in 2015. Otjiwarongo Secondary School moved up from ninth position to seventh position, while Matumbo Angelina Ribebe Secondary School in Kavango West joined the top performing schools in the eighth position. Mwadikange Kaulinge Secondary school in Ohamgwena Region obtained the ninth position, jumping 10 places from position 19 in 2014. Gabriel Taapopi Secondary School in Oshana Region dropped from sixth position in 2014 to 10th position last year. Ruacana Vocational Secondary School (Omusati Region) ended 11th after its 17th position in 2014; Etosha Secondary School in Oshikoto Region ended 12th (11th last year); Max Makushe Secondary School in Kavango Region ended 13th (50th last year); Hage Geingob Secondary School in Khomas Region remained 14th; Westside High School in Erongo ended 15th (10th last year); Jan Jonker Afrikaner Secondary School in Khomas Region ended 16th (47th last year); Windhoek High School in Khomas Region ended 17th (23rd last year); Nuuyoma Senior Secondary School in Omusati Region remained in 18th place; Rundu Secondary School in Kavango Region ended 19th (38th last year); and Jan Mohr Secondary School ended 20th (27th last year). A total of 47 832 full-time and part-time candidates were registered at 182 full-time and 148 part-time examination centres countrywide for 2015 NSSC Ordinary Level examination. This represents 20 301 full-time and 27 531 part-time candidates. (NAMPA) ME/CT/ND