21 Dec 2016 08:31am
WINDHOEK, 21 DEC (NAMPA) The Minister of Education, Arts and Culture has announced an improvement in the National Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Higher level results for 2016.
Compared to the 2015 results, this years results show that the percentage of candidates who obtained graded results has increased from 95.3 per cent to 95.5 per cent.
Katrina Hanse-Himarwa said this during a media conference on the announcement of the NSSC Higher Level and Grade 10 Junior Secondary Certificate results on Tuesday.
Hanse-Himarwa said that despite an increase in the number of candidates obtaining grades 2,3 and 4, there has also been a decrease of -0,1 per cent in candidates obtaining grade 1.
The number of ungraded entries also decreased from 4,7 per cent in 2015 to 4,5 per cent in 2016.
The results also show an improvement of 0,9 per cent at grade 3, which is an indication that more candidates might qualify to institutions of higher learning, she added.
The Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) have made prizes available for excellent performances in the NSSC qualifications.
Five students were awarded with National Open Scholarships for the best performance in six subjects.
The best overall performance on aggregate was by Renate Potgieter from the Walvis Bay Private School.
Tsengelmaa Sundui from St Pauls College in Windhoek and Blessing Chizengeya from St Boniface College in Rundu were awarded for the best performance in six subjects.
Josua van Tonder, also from St Pauls College, and Juan-Mari Hanekom from Windhoek High School were awarded based on best performance in five subjects.
Originally from Mongolia, Sundui expressed her happiness, saying she did not expect to be among the top five best performing learners.
She advised students to stay focused and committed and maintain efforts.
I am amazed by my performance and even though I did expect to do well, I did not expect to be among the top best either, said Chizengeya.