23 May 2019 19:10pm
OTJIWARONGO, 23 MAY (NAMPA) The Otjozondjupa Regional Education Directorate on Thursday recognised 115 teachers, nine learners and three schools that performed exceptionally well during the 2018 academic year.
The teachers, learners and schools in the region were rewarded for their best performances in Grade 5, Grade 7, Grade 10, and the Grade 12 ordinary and higher level exams.
Education Director Josephine Mutenda at the event here said N.dollars 10 000 donated by the Otjozondjupa Governors Office was spent on the learners and teachers.
Today we have rewarded a teacher with substance, a great teacher with confidence, persistent and patient teachers who deliver quality lessons to a Namibian child, said Mutenda.
She told the gathering of teachers from different schools that she wants to see the regional idea of remaining above the average line of the national ranking performances maintained at primary, junior secondary and senior secondary levels.
She also said the idea to award bronze, silver and gold certificates, money, gifts and floating trophies to the best performing teachers, learners and schools is solely to motivate everyone to work hard this year.
Mutenda awarded a gold certificate, floating trophy and N.dollars 1 000 to Edugate Academy, a private school at Otjiwarongo, for topping the regions high level and also for moving six places from ninth at the national ranking in 2017 to become third best school in the country in 2018.
Otjiwarongo Senior Secondary School also received N.dollars 1 000, a regional floating trophy and gold certificate in the category of best performed junior secondary school.
Coblenz Combined School in the Okakarara Constituency received the same prizes in the category of most improved schools in the region and national level.
Elwina Vries, Roberto Diergaardt and Ade Mimba among other former Grade 12 learners also received certificates and money ranging between N.dollars 500 and N.dollars 2 000.
Governor Otto Ipinge in a statement delivered on his behalf said concerted efforts in enhancing the education of all learners in the region will be celebrated each year by his office, urging parents to continue grooming children to become patriotic citizens and future leaders.