08 Mar 2016 18:00pm
WINDHOEK, 08 MAR (NAMPA) The governor of the Omusati Region, Erginus Endjala, has applauded the regional education directorate and its stakeholders for outstanding academic performances last year.
Omusati was ranked third in the Grade 10 examination results and 11th in the Grade 12 results.
Endjala donated a cow worth about N.dollars 7 000 to the directorate.
He said during the thanking ceremony at Outapi on Saturday the donation is aimed recognising their hard work, and to encourage them to work harder this year.
I am fully cognisant that our region is doing a lot to increase the number of learners taking higher level subjects and continue increasing the numbers to university level, he said.
Endjala, however, expressed disappointment with the region for dropping three places from eighth position in the Grade 12 examination results in 2014.
The region has been at position number three in the Grade 10 results since 2013.
The governor also noted the good performance of Grade 10 learners in Mathematics and Science subjects, and their failure in English.
He called on English teachers to work hard this year and increase the pass rate in the subject in order to make it easier for learners to improve their marks at Grade 12 level.
The governor asked to be included in the directorates next strategic meeting on the improvement of Grade 12 results. The date of the next meeting is not yet set.
The Omusati Regional Education Directorate together with its stakeholders on 28 January 2016 had its first strategic meeting on how best to improve the 2016 Grade 12 results.
Endjala said the government recognises the challenges affecting the education sector such as teachers working conditions without all the tools needed to shape the learning ability of learners.
The thanking ceremony was made possible by a contribution from the regional education directorate and its stakeholders, the business community and Ongandjera Traditional Authority.
It was attended by Okahao Constituency Councillor Leonard Shikulo, Anamulenge Constituency Councillor Werner Kalipi, Oshikuku Constituency Councillor and Chairperson of Omusati Regional Council Modestus Amutse and other education stakeholders.