St. Boniface tops Grade 12 NSSCO performance for 2018

10 Jan 2019 16:50pm
WINDHOEK, 10 JAN (NAMPA) – Eight of the top 10 performers in the Grade 12 National Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Ordinary level are from St. Boniface College, making it the best performing private school for 2018.

Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Katrina hanse-Himarwa announced this at a media conference here on Thursday.

The top five government schools that performed best were Rukonga Vision School in Kavango-East Region; Reverend Juuso Shikongo Senior School (SS) (Oshikoto); Negumbo Secondary School (Omusati); Otjiwarongo Secondary School (Otjozondjupa); and Gabriel Taapopi Senior Secondary School (SSS) (Oshana).

In 2017, Rukonga Vision School, Reverend Juuso Shikongo Senior School, Negumbo SSS, Delta Secondary School and Gabriel Taapopi SSS were the top performing schools for the NSSC Ordinary Level.

A total of 56 534 candidates comprising of 23 594 full-time and 32 940 part-time sat for the NSSC ordinary level examinations in 2018.

The top five private schools were St. Boniface College; St. Paul’s College (Khomas), Canisianum Roman School (Omusati), Oshigambo High School (Oshikoto) and ELCIN Nkurenkuru High School (Kavango-West).

The top 10 performers are Feliziter Rushubiza; Remigius Mauwere; Ndeiweda Ndaamekele; Alexander Mbareke; Chika Sinvula; Sherraine Mahiya, Appolos Kaiyamo and Mpareke Ranolda from St. Boniface College, and Jelson Quinga (Jacob Marengo Secondary School) and Elwina Vries (Paresis Secondary School).

Speaking to Nampa in an interview on Thursday, Rushubiza who is the top performer at St Boniface College said she plans to pursue her studies in quantity surveying at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) and hopes to be a professional in the field in the future.

“I come from a family of supporting parents that always pushed me to do my best and continue pushing in education, because they always say that education is the key,” she said.

Quinga, who is from Jacob Marengo Secondary School said his performance was dedicated to the school’s former principal, Ottilie Abrahams, who died last year.

He said Abrahams worked hard for the school’s learners and had a vision for the education for all children regardless of their cultural or socio-economic backgrounds.

Quinga plans to study medicine at the University of Namibia after doing a bridging course at NUST this year.