17 Jan 2014 10:50am
OTJIWARONGO, 17 JAN (NAMPA) The Director of Education in the Otjozondjupa Region, Faustina Caley on Thursday expressed satisfaction with her regions 2013 Grade 12 results.
Caley told Nampa on enquiry here that the regions learners impressed her in both the National Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Higher and NSSC Ordinary Level examination results for 2013, which were released on Wednesday.
We are third on the national ranking in Grade 12, and I am thrilled, Caley said.
In 2012, the region ended eighth overall in the Ordinary Level examinations, and first overall in the Grade 12 Higher Level in both 2012 and 2013.
The Otjozondjupa Region has 18 junior and senior secondary schools.
The regions Grade 10 results for 2013 were not as good - ending last out of 13 regions.
According to Caley, the improvement is enough proof that her region could climb to the top position in 2015, if parents, learners and teachers remain glued together this year.
She said strategies such as regular visits to different schools by education officers, and coaching teachers and learners to hold extra classes during holidays, will continue absolutely.
I will see to it that we keep our third position or keep moving up to the second or first place next year, she said.
The Otjozondjupa Regional Education Deputy Director, Albertina-Peneyambeko Nangolo in September 2013 promised the Otjozondjupa Regional Governor Samuel Nuuyoma at a meeting here that the 2013 Grade 12 results will never be the same again.
She informed Nuuyoma that the entire directorate of education in the Otjozondjupa Region had started working towards the formulated strategies in making the region climb to the top of the Grade 10 and 12 examination results in the country.
She told Nampa on Thursday afternoon that she too is satisfied with their Grade 12 results.
Nangolo added that this year will be a year of hard work in improving the Grade 10 and Grade 12 results.
She said the regular visits to schools, holding extra holiday classes, coaching teachers, learners and holding afternoon and evening studies will become compulsory in her region this year.
I will see to it that school monitoring and assessment of lessons at all school levels in the region work out perfectly, said the deputy director.
Nangolo thus urged parents, learners and education officers to continue working together.