Khomas governor pleased with region's education

28 Mar 2017 17:40pm
WINDHOEK, 28 MAR (NAMPA) – Khomas Regional Governor, Laura Mcleod-Katjirua is pleased with the region’s slight improvement in last year’s Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) examination results.
Khomas moved from fifth place in 2015 to fourth position in the 2016 Grade 12 Ordinary Level national ranking and from fourth position in 2015 to third place in Higher Level in 2016.
In her speech read on her behalf during a prize giving ceremony for Khomas teachers here on Monday, the governor commended teachers and the Directorate of Education for the achievements, saying teaching is an intricate responsibility.
“With our continued high expectations, we have to make sure that learners achieve their best and hours are spend on productive work to plan good lessons, make lessons fun and stimulating, and provide feedback to inform learners on how to improve their work.”
She also showed her appreciation of teachers’ effort to meeting the needs of all learners, despite various challenges in the education system.
“I am aware that schools and teachers are faced with many challenges because many of our learners have a range of special needs, ranging from learning difficulties to emotional and social needs.”
The governor encouraged teachers to believe in their learners and connect with them on a personal level.
She said as social beings, teachers are part of many relationships and do not only affect a learner’s academic enrichment.
A total of 183 teachers from 24 schools in the region were rewarded with certificates.
Majority of certificates were awarded to teachers from Windhoek High School followed by Windhoek Gymnasium Private School and St. Paul’s College.
The Best Government School is Delta Secondary School, while the Best Private School is St. Paul’s College.