15 Feb 2018 14:20pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 15 FEB (NAMPA) The /Kharas Region has noted an improvement in its Grade 10 and Grade 12 results of the year 2017, //Kharas Director of Education, Arts and Culture, /Awebahe //Hoeseb has said.
He was speaking during the annual address of the //Kharas Regional Council in Keetmanshoop early this week where he said the region moved from 13th to 11th position in the Grade 10 Junior Secondary Certificate examination.
He also said the region improved for Grade 12 as more learners were enrolled for the higher level.
//Hoeseb further addressed the issue raised by some residents of the region that learners were brought from the northern parts of Namibia to a school at Snyfontein outside Keetmanshoop.
The residents complained in local newspapers that local learners had to make way for the incoming learners.
//Hoeseb clearly stated that this was not the case and that in fact, those learners have come to rescue the school as the government was planning on closing down the school due to a lack of sufficient learners.
We as a ministry do not enrol learners according to where they come from; they can come from the north, south, east, west, all are welcome, said the director.
//Kharas Governor, Lucia Basson during the meeting concurred with the director on the improvement in results.
I am very proud to say that the results for Grade 10 and 12 are better. Do not compare our improvement with other regions, but compare them with our previous results, she said.
Basson stated that even Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa called her to congratulate the region on the overall improvement in grades.