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Improved results due to deliberate strategy

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The |Khomas Education Director, Paulus Nghikembua, says improved NSSCO and NSSCAS performances are the result of a deliberate strategy, including induction at schools, heads of departments, principals, and teachers.

The results, Nghikembua says, are representative of quality education, teaching, and learning.

Nghikembua says they are prepared for the new school year, though he adds that there is still a need for capacity building among teachers to ensure the standard of education is upheld.

This, he says, requires collective effort.

NAMCOL holds annual prize-giving ceremony

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Hard work pays off for NAMCOL's top performers, as the parastatal awarded 40 top achievers in the Senior Secondary Certificate last year who walked
away with more than N$50,000 in cash prizes.

The prize-giving ceremony is NAMCOL's annual token of appreciation for the hard work, and dedication of its learners.

The best overall NSSCO learner in 2022 is Joseph Othello who obtained four A's and received a voucher as well as N$15,000 for his scholarship, and a tablet.

The northeastern region emerged as the best-performing among the regions.

President  Geingob calls for acceleration of plans to construct additional classrooms 

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President Hage Geingob has called for the acceleration of plans to construct additional classrooms as a matter of urgency, in partnership with the August 26 Company.

The shortage of classrooms is among the challenges that Education Minister Anna Nghipondoka listed in her report to President Geingob for the dismal performance of grades 11 and 12 last year.

More than 80% of the candidates who sat for the NSSCO and NSSCAS exams failed to qualify for admission to tertiary institutions.

COVID-19 pandemic, education disruptions, ill-discipline contributes to poor results-||Hoeseb

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The COVID-19 pandemic, education disruptions, ill-discipline, and lack of parental involvement all contributed to the poor results obtained by learners who sat for the Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary and Advanced Subsidiary level exams in the ||Kharas Region. 

This was the view of Regional Education Director Johannes ||Hoeseb in an interview with the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation.

Only 208 of the over 700 students who took the exams met the NSSCAS level admission requirement.

Education Ministry submits report on dismall final year exam results to President Geingob

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The Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture says it has highlighted all the factors that contributed to the dismal performance of learners in grades 11 and 12 last year.

Minister Anna Nghipondoka and Deputy Minister Faustina Caley, accompanied by the senior leadership, submitted the report to President Hage Geingob at State House.

Dr. Geingob requested the report from the Minister after more than 80% of the candidates who sat for NSSCO and NSSCAS level exams failed to qualify for admission to tertiary institutions.

Director of Education ||Hoeseb shares his opinion on NSSCO examination results

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The Director of Education in the ||Kharas Region, Johannes ||Hoeseb shared his opinion as the accounting officer on the general performance of learners who sat for the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary and Advanced Subsidiary level examinations.

"The picture looks bleak, but when you come down to the regional level, we have as a region quite a number of highlights and reasons for which we can be proud as far as it concerns the performance of learners in the ||Kharas Region."

The ||Kharas Region is ranked second on the national NSSC level.

Problems in the education system make it impossible for teachers to deliver- Vihemba

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The education system is plagued by a lot of problems that make it impossible for teachers to deliver.

This was said by National African Students Association President Paulus Vihemba.

NASA President Paulus Vihemba stated that the association took time to evaluate the Namibian National Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary Level and Advanced Subsidiary Level results.

He attributed the failure of learners to a lack of commitment from the stakeholders, such as school management, automatic promotion, learners, and the Ministry of Education, Art, and Culture.

Chairman |Gâseb advices against making politicising learner failure rate

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The Chairman of the Council of Traditional Leaders of Namibia, Gaob Immanuel |Gâseb, has advised against politicizing the high learner failure rate of the 2022 examinations.

He says the government should be given the trust and support to come up with a workable solution that will relieve the impact this failure will have on the entire education system and country.

The chairman says the extraordinarily high failure rate is a setback for the economic and human development of the country.

Political analyst calls for discipline from educators and learners

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Public policy analysts Ndumba Kamwanyah and Dr. Marius Kudumo say that the just released Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary and Advanced Subsidiary Level results are a reflection of the state of the education system in the country.

"We are having a failing education system, because the reason why we diverted from the old approach is really to make sure that we improve, to make sure that we do not stay stagnant, and that we move up," cautioned Kamwanyah.

President Geingob disappointed with NSSCO examination results

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President Hage Geingob has expressed disappointment with the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary and Advanced Subsidiary Level results released by the Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture.

This was confirmed by Presidential Press Secretary Dr. Alfredo Hengari.

Dr. Hengari says the President has thus requested a report from the Minister of Education, Arts, and Culture, Anna Nghipondoka, to explain what went wrong.

The report will be tabled before Cabinet, whereupon the government will decide on the next course of action.