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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.

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.

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.

||Kharas Student Activist fear that ordinary skills might have to be imported in the future

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Student activists in the ||Kharas Region fear that ordinary skills might have to be imported in the future as student admissions to tertiary institutions in the country decrease each year.

Out of the 738 candidates that registered for the 2022 Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary (NSSCO) level in the ||Kharas Region, only 208 qualified for the 2023 Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Advanced Subsidiary (NSSCAS) level, representing 28%.