Education ministry holds Kavango East regional meeting

06 Mar 2018 19:20pm
RUNDU, 06 MAR (NAMPA) – Schools in Kavango East should investigate why learners perform poorly in certain subjects as only 13 out of 41 secondary schools achieved a 60 to 100 per cent pass rate in last year’s Grade 10 examinations.
This was said by Deputy Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Ester Anna Nghipondoka during a regional meeting of the ministry here on Tuesday.
She said teachers should analyse the examination results thoroughly to determine why learners perform poorly in certain subjects in the region.
“I gave an instruction for a directive to reach the schools to look at why certain subjects are not faring well in the respective regions,” Nghipondoka said.
She added that such an analysis should be able to determine whether the passing requirements or curriculum could be contributing to the poor pass rate.
Of the 13 schools, only St Boniface College and the Rukonga Vision School had 100 per cent pass rates.
The figures were provided by Deputy Director of Education in the Kavango East Region Bonifatius Kangungu, who said only seven schools managed to achieve pass rates of between 50 and 59 per cent.
Nine schools had pass rates of 40 to 49 per cent, while the rest had pass rates of between 20 and 39 per cent.
“The majority of the learners are getting D to E symbols. The region should work hard to ensure the learners get A to D symbols,” Kangungu said.
The meeting was aimed at objectively analysing shortcomings and emerging needs to draw up a collective and region-specific action plan to address inefficiencies in the education system.
It was amongst others attended by directors, principals and inspectors of education.