19 Jan 2016 19:40pm
WINDHOEK, 19 JAN (NAMPA) The Governor of Kavango East, Samuel Mbambo is satisfied with the regions performance in the 2015 Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Ordinary Level examinations.
Speaking to Nampa last week, Mbambo expressed a sense of achievement for his region, given that Kavango East is only known for topping the charts for negative things.
We had a lot of number ones in our past such as teenage pregnancy and poverty, and they are not number ones to be proud of since they were all negative. However, this number one is a position to be proud of, to talk about and to be excited about, he said proudly.
The governor said credit has to be given to the Directorate of Education in the region, together with his management team, and teachers who worked very hard to ensure that learners are well equipped for the exams.
He added that parents also have to be applauded for supporting their children as well as the learners for taking their studies seriously and listening to the teachers and their parents.
Mbambo heaped praise on St.Boniface College for influencing the rest of the schools in the region.
It is a shining star for us in the region and I am happy to have such a school in our region; it is something to be proud of, said the governor.
The Kavango East Region, which was established in 2013 on recommendation of the Fourth Delimitation Commission, moved up three places from fourth position it held in 2014.
The Oshikoto Region remained in second place, while Erongo, which was in first position in 2014, moved down two places to third place.
St. Boniface College took the first position in the top 10 private schools, a position it holds for the past eight years.
The school also produced nine learners who made it in the top 10 best performing learners in the 2015 Grade 12 examinations.
Apart from St.Boniface College taking the first position in the top 10 private schools, the Rukonga Vision School also took the first spot in the top 10 Government schools.
The Rukonga Vision School was established to cater for gifted underprivileged learners.
The school ended second in 2014 after the Negumbo Senior Secondary School in the Omusati Region that ended second this time around.