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Educators at Ndoro School sacrifice personal resources for learners

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Members of school management in remote areas continue to sacrifice their personal resources to ensure that the needs of learners and staff are met.

The leadership at Ndoro Memorial Combined School in the Zambezi Region is recognised as one example of this. 

The school, located in Omega 3, 150 kilometres from Katima Mulilo, mostly caters to learners from the Khwe Community who reside in the area.

The school was established in 1994, closed at some point, and re-opened in 2004.

Dr. Lemmer High School celebrates its 75th anniversary

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In a jubilant celebration of 75 years of commitment to empowering learners and shaping future leaders, Dr. Lemmer High School marked this milestone with the Nedbank Relay Championship competition.

The event was filled with various activities, including the 100, 200, and 400-metre runs. 

Teachers and learners from schools as far as the Namakwa Region in South Africa joined the celebration, highlighting the school's impact beyond its immediate community.

Education Ministry awards best performing in ||Kharas Region

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The Directorate of Education Arts and Culture in the ||Kharas Region awarded the best-performing teachers, learners, and schools with certificates after the recently released performance statistics by the Directorate of National Examinations.

This year, the Directorate of National Examinations. released a list of about five hundred best-performing learners countrywide, while the ||Kharas region was ranked third overall in the grade 11 AS level examination. 

||Kharas Governor Aletha Fredericks officiated at the event.

Poor academic results in Erongo should motivate educators, learners for better

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The poor academic results achieved last year in the Erongo Region should motivate educators and learners to strive for better results this year.

This is according to education stakeholders who took part in the annual consultative meeting at Swakopmund.

The class of 2023, Grade 11, and Advanced Subsidiary Level in Erongo performed poorly.

The region dropped from the 6th to the 11th position for AS level and from the 4th to the 6th position for grade 11.

Elias Amxab Combined School to receive new classrooms

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The government will construct four classrooms at Elias Amxab Combined School in Sesfontein.

Situated in one of the deepest parts of the Kunene Region, Sesfontein, Elias Amxab Combined School has 815 learners.

The school looked much better compared to our last visit.

Education, Arts, and Culture Minister Anna Nghipondoka encouraged teachers and learners to continue with teaching and learning despite the circumstances.

For the six groups of classes that are currently being taught outside, the government will construct four classrooms.

Zambezi Education stakeholders called to play their part without blaming each other

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Zambezi Governor, Alufea Sampofu, says the region's NSSCO and NSSCA results over the past years have been disappointing.

Sampofu wonders where the problem is if all teachers are qualified, while the environment in most schools is conducive to learning and teaching.

Therefore, he called on education stakeholders to play their part without blaming each other.

The Zambezi Governor observed that it is not clear whether all parents are involved in their children's education to assist teachers.

||Kharas Education to re-introduce extra classes for Grade 11, 12

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The ||Kharas Education Directorate is set to re-introduce extra classes during holidays for Grade 11 and Grade 12 AS level learners to improve their performance.

Ryan Assegaai, Inspector for the Kalahari Circuit, revealed this in an interview with nbc News.

Assegaai says the decision to reintroduce the extra classes was agreed on during a three-day principals meeting that ended on Friday. 

The principals gathering analysed Grade 4 to AS level learner performance for the 2023 academic year.

Needy learners at Otjiwarongo receive stationery

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The Otjiwarongo Constituency in the Otjozondjupa Region has come to the aid of school-going children with a donation of stationery.

Otjozondjupa Regional Council Public Relations Officer, Cornelia Shilongo, says children were identified from poverty-stricken households where parents or guardians cannot afford school supplies.

The stationery packs, valued at N$10,000, benefitted about 40 learners from Grades 1 to 10 at various schools in Otjiwarongo, whose parents had requested assistance.

Erongo governor urges learners to set ambitious goals 

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Erongo Governor Neville Andre is urging high school learners in the region to set their ambitions high for success through hard work to obtain better results.

Andre was speaking at Duinesig High School, which performed well in the 2023 Namibia Senior Secondary Advanced Subsidiary and Ordinary Level examinations.

Lack of focus, parental support, and indiscipline were cited as the primary reasons for failure in examinations.

Andre said schools from the region have shown consistent deterioration in their results over the years.

Learners who fail need support, not criticism-Social Worker

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The announcement of exam results is a joyous occasion for many learners, however, others are forced to stare failure in the face. 

A local social worker says that even though parents and guardians might be disappointed, they should resist the urge to punish those who have failed.

The announcement of exam results. It's a sweet moment for some and a bitter reality for others. 

Rundu-based social worker Berthiliah Simbaranda-Vistor says the last thing a learner who has failed needs is to be kicked while they are already down.