Oshikoto special advisor gives heifer as best learner prize

25 Feb 2018 11:50am
ONDANGWA, 25 FEB (NAMPA) – Chief Elwin Nashikaku, the special advisor to the Oshikoto regional governor Henock Kankoshi on Friday donated a heifer to the Oshikoto Education Directorate’s 2017 overall best performing Grade 10 learner.
The learner from Oshigambo High School, Anna Hishitile, received her heifer during the directorate’s award ceremony held at Heroes Private School near Ondangwa the same day.
Hishitile was declared the best overall Grade 10 learner for the directorate and third best learner nationally after scoring 42 points in the 2017 national examinations.
She also received a cash prize of N.dollars 3 500 and a trophy. Nashikaku, who farms in the Oshivelo area, told the media after handing over the heifer that he wishes for Hishitile to also become a farmer like him.
Anna Mary Hangula from Etosha Secondary School was at the same occasion awarded a trophy and N.dollars 300 as the directorate’s best overall Grade 12 Higher Level learner, while Risto Nashihanga from the same school received a trophy and N.dollars 300 for being the overall best Ordinarily Level learner.
Education Director for the Oshikoto Region, Lamek Kafidi told those who attended the event that 3 418 learners sat for Grade 10 examinations last year and 72,6 per cent of them qualified for Grade 11 this year.
According to Kafidi, the Grade 12 did not perform well last year and as such the directorate was ranked number 10 and 9 in the high and ordinary levels respectively.
Oshikoto was placed in 9th position nationally in both Grade 10 and 12 examinations of 2016.
Kankoshi at the event commended teachers in his region for always being available to teach even during weekends and after hours.
He noted they are doing it because of the love for the nation and urged them to continue shaping the mind of a Namibian child.
The Northern Regional Electricity Distributor (Nored) announced at the ceremony that it will sponsor N.dollars 40 000 for annual awards of each of the regions under its area of operation from 2018 to 2020.
The beneficiary regions are Oshana, Oshikoto, Ohangwena, Omusati, Kavango East, Kavango West, Kunene and Zambezi.