Khomas Region outperforms other regions in NSSCO examinations

Eba Kandovazu

KHOMAS region has emerged the best in the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate examination results, outperforming all the other regions with 12 out of the 20 top performers.

Erongo region has four learners in the top 20 followed by Kavango East Region with two, and one each from Oshikoto and Hardap regions.

The top five performers are Enobong Akpabio from the Juuso Shikongo Secondary School in the Oshikoto Region, Hendrik Smit from the Walvis Bay Private School in the Erongo Region and Mia van Wyk from the Walvis Bay Private School in the Erongo Region, Taro Samuelson from the Windhoek Gymnasium School in Khomas and Max Feilmeier from the Delta Secondary School in the Khomas Region.

Announcing the results, the Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Anna Nghipondoka said 8817 of the 46977 learners who wrote Grade 11 qualify to proceed to grade 12 NSSCA level in 2022 compared to 5007 in 2021, representing an increase of 3810 learners at 18.8 percent. “A total 46 977 full-time candidates sat for the Nov/Dec 2021 National Examinations at 380 full-time centers.

A significant increase of 25 329 candidates from 21 648 was observed between 2020 and 2021 academic years. This increase represents an astounding 53.9 percent and reports positively to our pillar of access and improved progression rate. In addition, 7 348 candidates took their NSSCO exams on part-time basis at hundred and fifteen 115 part-time registered centers,” Nghipondoka stated.

She also revealed that more than N$15 million was spent by the ministry on the re-run of the leaked Grade 12 and Grade 11 examinations of 2021. According to her, the money was spent on direct and hidden costs at national level, excluding the expenses of the 14 regional education directorates.

“The Ministry had to pull additional resources together to ensure timely re-run of these papers and to ensure timely release of results as initially planned. This has been made possible by increasing the number of the markers and reducing the marking days in order to meet the set due date for the release of the results,” Nghipondoka said.

By Observer