19 Dec 2013 13:30pm
WINDHOEK, 19 DEC (NAMPA) - The Namibia National Students Organisation (NANSO) has expressed satisfaction with the improvement achieved in this years Grade 10 examination results.
There is a slight improvement in the 2013 Grade 10 results, which recorded a pass rate of 54,7 per cent compared to 52,1 per cent recorded in 2012.
In an interview with Nampa on Thursday, NANSO's Secretary for Information and Publicity, Owen Matengu said although the student organisation is happy about the slight improvement, they wanted a 100 per cent pass rate in this year's Grade 10 examination so as to honour the memory of the late Minister of Education Dr Abraham Iyambo, who died in February this year.
NANSO will intensify this campaign next year by visiting schools and motivating learners to study hard and pass well, he said.
Matengu announced that NANSO is for the first time planning to hold a Summer Camp for Grade 10 learners in August 2014.
The Summer Camp will offer learners an opportunity to do revision of the work that they have done throughout the year in preparation for the end-of-year Junior Secondary Certificate (JSC) National Examinations.
He also called on parents to join NANSO in ensuring that learners are motivated and encouraged to study hard.
Education Minister, Dr David Namwandi who announced the Grade 10 JSC results in the capital on Wednesday, made it clear that learners who did not meet the admission requirements of 23 points to progress to Grade 11 and who are 17 years and younger, will be allowed to repeat Grade 10 in 2014.
Those who are 18 and older are encouraged to register with NAMCOL [the Namibian College of Open Learning] and other recognised centres registered with the ministry to upgrade their subject symbols, he said.
Namwandi noted that about 2 772 learners were allowed to repeat Grade 10 in 2013, and out of those 1 953 have now qualified for admission to Grade 11 in 2014.