CORRECTION: Onathinge circuit dominates Grade 10 pass rate

09 Jan 2019 08:00am
ATTENTION – CORRECTION: The Oshivelo circuit is in last place with 53.6 per cent and not fourth as indicated in the original story. Second last sentence corrected.

ONGWEDIVA, 08 JAN (NAMPA) – The Onathinge school circuit under the Oshikoto Education Directorate once again outperformed all other circuits in the 2018 Grade 10 national results.
A total of 632 learners wrote the 2018 Grade 10 final examinations in the Onathinge circuit, of which 495 passed and qualified for Grade 11 while 137 did not make it.
Speaking to Nampa on Monday, circuit inspector Naemi Amuthenu said her circuit is also ranked the best nationally.
“It is the eighth time that the Onathinge circuit is outperforming all the circuits in the Oshikoto Region,” she boasted.
She said Onathinge achieved a 78.6 per cent pass rate, and a 100 per cent pass rate from two schools namely Onathinge Combined School and Amunime Combined School.
“This is the second consecutive year that Onathinge Combined School recorded a 100 per cent Grade 10 pass rate,” Amuthenu added.
Nehale Secondary School and Ontananga Secondary School recorded a pass rate of 97.1 per cent and 92.5 per cent, respectively, followed by Onamulunga Combined School with 88.6 per cent and Oshilulu Combined School with 84.8 per cent.
However, the circuit's Grade 10 performance dropped from 85.6 per cent in 2017 to only 78.6 per cent in 2018 (last year).
'Onathinge has been doing very well all along, and only in 2016 the circuit was the second,' confirmed Deputy Director of Education in the Oshikoto Region, Vilho Shipuata, when approached for comment on Tuesday.
Following Onathinge, Shipuata said, are Onkumbula Circuit in second position with 70.99 per cent and Oshigambo Circuit in the third position with 70.2 per cent, while the Oshivelo Circuit is in last place with 53.6 per cent.
The Oshikoto Education Directorate has eight circuits and the others are Onankali, Onyaanya, Omuthiya and Onyuulaye.