No learners in Grade 12 at Tsumkwe SSS

12 Oct 2016 10:40am
TSUMKWE, 12 OCT (NAMPA) – The Tsumkwe Senior Secondary School (SSS) in the Tsumkwe Constituency does not have a learner sitting for the 2016 Grade 12 final examinations which commenced on 26 September.
Tsumkwe SSS is one of the oldest schools in the constituency, situated over 260 kilometres south east of Grootfontein in the Otjozondjupa Region.
The constituency is considered a core habitation area for the San community in the region.
Acting Otjozondjupa Regional Education Director Josephine Mutenda on Tuesday said a total of five learners qualified for Grade 12 at the beginning of 2016.
“However, they were all transferred by the regional education directorate to the Grootfontein SSS as they could not form an economical number of learners of about 35 to form a classroom,” she said.
Mutenda said there is a possibility of having the Grade 12 classroom back at the school in 2017.
There are 17 learners in Grade 11 this year and 45 in Grade 10 out of a total of 380 learners.
In 2015 there were seven learners in Grade 12, and 10 learners in Grade 11.
Acting Tsumkwe SSS Principal David Groenewald on Monday told Nampa that he is satisfied with the teaching and learning activities at his school.
“We have 16 teachers including me and two volunteers at this school,” he said.
Most learners at Tsumkwe SSS come from the Mangetti, Tsmukwe, Omatako and M’Kata primary schools in the same constituency.