Leave politis to politicians: Nghaamwa

23 Jan 2014 14:40pm
EENHANA, 23 JAN (NAMPA) – Ohangwena regional governor Usko Nghaamwa has called on teachers in his region to leave politics to politicians.
Addressing the Ohangwena Education Directorate’s stakeholders during a meeting to reflect on the 2013 examinations results at Eenhana on Wednesday, Nghaamwa said he will not tolerate politics conducted on school grounds.
He wants to see principals and teachers refraining from politics, and rather to focus on the education of the children when at school.
“Please do not mix politics with education at school, where you are expected to impart knowledge on all children without favouritism,” Nghaamwa urged.
He, at the same time, called on principals, teachers and other education officials in the region to work together with his office and the regional council for the improvement of education results in the region.
“I am a good friend, so make me your friend,” Nghaamwa told his audience.
The governor used the same platform to applaud educators for working hard last year, as this ensured that the region improved its Grade 10 and 12 examinations results last year.
The Ohangwena Education Directorate scored 57.12 per cent in last year’s Grade 10 examinations’ results, compared to 48.14 per cent in 2012.
Last year’s Grade 10 examinations results moved the directorate from fifth position in 2012 to fourth position in 2013, while the Grade 12s moved the region from sixth place in 2012 to fourth place in 2013.
“We should ensure that this year, 2014, we work hard together to ensure that our region becomes the best in the country, and that we send a significant number of children from Grade 12 to tertiary institutions next year,” Nghaamwa encouraged.
The governor believes 57.12 per cent is not good enough until such a time the region has achieved more and eventually scoring 100 per cent in both Grade 10 and 12 examinations.
The regional examinations officer, Vaino Nakale told the same meeting that 2 582 candidates sat for the Grade 12 examinations in the region last year, and only 200 qualified for admission to tertiary institutions this year.
Regarding the Grade 10 examinations, 5 028 candidates sat for that examinations and 2 872 of them were promoted to Grade 11 this academic year.