04 Feb 2018 15:10pm
RUNDU, 04 JAN (NAMPA) Mupini Combined School in the Kavango West region on Friday awarded its best performing learners and teachers that excelled in the 2017 academic year.
Tjihinga Jonas, a grade seven learner was the best performing learner in the senior primary phase. He was awarded with a certificate, a medal and a trophy, including N.dollars 500.
Kanduli Mathias, a grade nine learner was the best performer in the junior secondary phase, walking away with same prizes of a certificate, a medal, a trophy and N.dollars 500.
The school principal, Agusta De Celestino who joined the school in the middle of last year said they stopped awarding their learners in the same academic year, saying it does not make sense awarding a learner in the middle of the year and then they end up failing the final examinations in November.
Teachers who performed well in the Junior Secondary School Certificate (JSSC) examinations where also awarded.
Mufenda Nathalia, an agriculture teacher took the first place for outstanding work in 2017 that made her see thirty three of her students receiving A symbols in the JSSC examinations.
In the second place was Johannes Simanu who teaches Rukwangali while Augustinus Kasanga, a geography teacher, took the third place.
The teachers all received certificates.
Non-academic staffs were also awarded accolades such as the best life skills teacher, best institutional worker and best administrator.
The principal urged the school, which includes the learners, teachers and supporting staff, not to back down but keep on working hard to ensure that their record is not lost in the coming JSSC examinations.
We still want to maintain our position and obtain more quality symbols in this years examinations, she said.
The principal further commended stakeholders such as parents for their collaboration and several companies that sponsored them.
We just want to thank Kavema Fishing Company that donated N.dollars 20 000 to the school last year and Sikondo Green Scheme for their assistance. If it was not for you guys, we could not have managed to achieve what we have achieved in 2017,said De Celestino.
Mupini was one of the schools that performed well in the 2017 JSSC examinations in the region, managing to take second place behind Elcin Nkurenkuru High School.