Otjozondjupa's best education performers rewarded

23 Apr 2018 20:20pm
OTJIWARONGO, 23 APR (NAMPA) – The education directorate of the Otjozondjupa Region on Monday rewarded 122 teachers, 10 learners and three schools with cash for performing exceptionally in Grade 10 and Grade 12 in 2017.
Acting Otjozondjupa Education Director, Josephine Mutenda said her region occupies the first place in the national Grade 12 higher level ranking and 10th place in Grade 10.
Mutenda said the idea to award certificates, money and trophies to the best performers is solely to motivate them to work hard in 2018.
“We want to encourage our teachers and schools to work even harder this year, therefore, we are rewarding teachers and schools that did well in 2017,” Mutenda said.
The Otjozondjupa Region has 26 junior and senior secondary schools.
Otjiwarongo Senior Secondary School (SSS) was awarded a floating trophy, an undisclosed amount of money and a certificate of recognition for being the best performing school in the Grade 12 Ordinary Level in the region and Higher Level nationally.
Edugate Academy, a private school, also received a trophy, certificate and cash prize for being the best junior secondary school in the region.
Other schools which received awards are Paresis SSS, Berg Op Private School in Okahandja, Otjivanda SSS and Grootfontein SSS.
Home Ecology teachers Jacoba Jacobs and Wilhelmina Venter of Paresis SSS and Grootfontein SSS, respectively were recognised as the best teachers in their subject.
The two were rewarded with cash, certificates and trophies after their 2017 Grade 12 learners obtained A*s and As.
A number of teachers in mathematics, physical science, languages, geography, history, entrepreneurship, economics and business studies, amongst others, also received cash and certificates of recognition.
The Office of the Otjozondjupa Regional Governor, the Heritage Catering Services and Otjozondjupa Regional Council were the main sponsors of the event.