Hardap Region hosts spring school for Grade 10 and 12s

16 Aug 2016 19:10pm
REHOBOTH, 16 AUG, (NAMPA) – The Directorate of Education, Arts and Culture in the Hardap Region will host its annual spring vacation school for Grades 10 and 12 learners between 18 and 24 August in Rehoboth.
The official opening is slated for Wednesday at 18h00 here.
The spring school started as an annual event in 2010 under the Programmes and Quality Assurance Division of the Directorate of Education, Arts and Culture in the Hardap Region.
Deputy Director in the Hardap Region heading the Programmes and Quality Assurance Division, Ernfriede Stephanus said the aim of the spring school is to prepare learners for the final examination last this year and to improve the standard of Mathematics, Physical Science, Geography, Biology and Accounting.
“The aim is to enable learners to obtain a higher grading in commerce and social sciences subjects. We are also planning to reinforce the syllabus of the said subjects and to give individual attention where problem areas occur.”
Stephanus said the Directorate of Education, Arts and Culture has put a lot of effort and resources into improving the standard of education offered in the region.
“We therefore believe that this intervention can take the region to higher heights and improve on the regional education ranking. Learners should bloom through tough times. Even if you are planted under some concrete at the moment, look for cracks in the concrete to find a way out” Stephanus said.
The Hardap Region has a total of 1 365 Grade 10 and 480 Grade 12 learners.
This year's spring school will be hosted under the theme 'Bloom where you are planted'.
Hardap Region was ranked last in the national rankings for the Grade 10 Junior Senior Certificate (JSC) examinations for 2015 and fell seventh in the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Ordinary ranking.