Khomas Region wants to improve performance in education

30 Jan 2018 06:30am
WINDHOEK, 30 JAN (NAMPA) – The Khomas Region’s education directorate plans to “go back to the drawing board” in terms of improving its national ranking for both Grade 10 and 12 national examinations.
Speaking at the official opening of the Khomas Regional Council here on Monday, its Chairperson, Rachel Jacob said in spite of the fact that a lot of resources were invested in schools and capacity building for teachers, the 2017 examination results proved that there is still much to be done to improve the region’s national ranking in education.
Jacob stated that the region failed to attain its strategic goal of moving two places up on the national rankings and instead moved down from 11th to 12th place nationally in the 2017 Grade 10 examinations. It however retained its fourth position in the Grade 12 Ordinary Level examinations and came third in the Higher Level examinations.
This year, Jacob said Khomas would focus on critically analysing these results and identifying the negative factors contributing to high failure rates in schools.
The region will simultaneously strengthen the positive aspects that have seen improved results at various schools.
“We will soon hold a stakeholders meeting where a detailed presentation of Grade 10 and 12 examination results will be done in order to find ways to improve the region’s performance,” she stated.