Good leadership and discipline had Otjozondjupa schools perform

12 Jan 2017 17:10pm
OTJIWARONGO, 12 JAN (NAMPA) - A combination of disciplined learners and teachers with strong leadership and teamwork, helped Otjozondjupa Region secondary schools excel in the Grade 12 Ordinary and Higher Levels examinations in 2016.
In an interview with Nampa on Thursday, Otjozondjupa Regional Education Director Simon Tsuseb stressed the importance of hard-working learners and teachers for his region to perform well in the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) examination.
Otjozondjupa is second in the 2016 NSSC Ordinary Level rankings, while Erongo Region is in first place.
Tsuseb thanked the teachers, learners and support staff-members for their hard work.
“Our honour goes to those teachers and learners who worked extra hard to achieve these results. We are very proud of you,” he said.
Tsuseb urged parents to do their part this academic year, as they are key team players to the success of the regional education directorate.
At regional level, Otjiwarongo Secondary School (SS) among all government schools maintained its position as the best performing school here.
The principal of Otjiwarongo SS, Rina Goldbeck on Thursday told Nampa achieving good results has become a tradition at her school.
“We will continue to walk the talk of delivering good results as we believe in teamwork, making everyone feel valued and maintaining teacher and learner discipline at this school,” she said.
Goldbeck added that achieving good results demands resources in the form of teaching and other supporting materials. Otjiwarongo SS improved from seventh place in 2015 to fourth in 2016.
Also on the regional top ten government schools is Paresis SS that improved from position 35 in 2015 to 10th in the 2016 NSSC Ordinary Level results
Paresis SS principal Naas Jacobs said his school in 2016 had successful combination of two important factors.
“It is not always possible to have that combination of committed teachers and learners we had in 2016,” he said.
Jacobs, however, promised to improve their results in both Grade 10 and Grade 12 at the end of 2017.