20 Dec 2013 10:10am
WINDHOEK, 20 DEC (NAMPA) - Five rural schools in the Oshikoto Region recorded a 100 per cent pass rate in this years Grade 10 Junior Secondary Certificate (JSC) examinations.
The Senior Education Officer in the Oshikoto Regional Councils Education Directorate, Tenna Nghipandulwa told Nampa on Thursday that the schools are Heroes Private School, Onathinge South Combined School (CS), Uukule Senior Secondary School (SSS), Reverend Juuso Shikongo SSS and Amunime CS.
All these schools recorded a 100 per cent pass rate despite the fact that they are all rural schools and may at times not have the best of facilities.
In the whole Oshikoto Region, 2 221 learners qualified for promotion to Grade 11 in 2014, out of the 3 300 learners who sat for the examinations.
This year's overall Grade 10 results have shown a slight improvement, with a pass rate of 54,7 per cent achieved, compared to the 52,1 per cent recorded in 2012.
A total of 34 054 full-time candidates registered for the Junior Secondary Certificate (JSC) examination in 2013, of which 18 613 qualified for admission to Grade 11 in 2014 on the minimum requirement of 23 points and a symbol above F in English.
The Oshikoto Region retained its first position in the Grade 10 results, followed by the Oshana, Omusati, Ohangwena, Kavango, Zambezi, Omaheke, Erongo, Kunene, Hardap, //Karas, Khomas and Otjozondjupa regions.
We are very grateful for maintaining our position as number one again for the JSC 2013 examination results despite the fact that our region was hard-hit by drought, said Nghipandulwa.
He said they are not surprised that they have retained the title of best-performing region, because they have worked very hard for it this year.
Our philosophy in the region is not just to be in the first position, but we are always aiming to ensure that all our learners pass their examinations in the region, he said.
Nghipandulwa has called on all those learners who have made it to Grade 11 to continue studying hard so that they can proceed to institutions of higher learning (universities and colleges) after Grade 12.
Oshikoto is a hard working region. We are not going to rest, but will continue working hard to keep our position and strive towards achieving the best results, he said.