More learners register for national examinations

03 Oct 2016 12:50pm
WINDHOEK, 03 OCT (NAMPA) – A total of 5 671 more learners have registered for this year’s Junior Secondary Certificate (JSC) and Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) national examinations compared to 2015.
This year’s 115 875 registered learners’ examinations commenced on 26 September and will run until 11 November 2016.
A total of 110 204 registered for the exams in 2015.
Speaking in the National Assembly last Thursday, Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Katrina Hanse-Himarwa said Government is committed to education.
She said they have spent N.dollars 9.5 million on printing the exam papers and budgeted N.dollars 24 674 818 to remunerate markers and invigilators appointed on a part-time basis.
“This speaks volumes about the government's commitment to the education of the Namibian child. We care and we mean it when we say so.”
There are 50 012 learners writing the Grade 10 JSC examinations and 65 863 learners the Grade 12 NSSC examinations.