Learners from Haimbili Haufiku Secondary School last week took home 50 certificates for the year 2022 at the Ohangwena region annual award ceremony.
The event that was taking place at Shituwa Secondary School in the Endola constituency had the audience in awe as the learners and teachers from Haimbili Haufiku bagged more certificates than any other school.
Governor Walde Ndevashiya said the Namibian government dedicates its largest share of the budget towards education to ensure quality, accessible and equitable education for all.
“The event should serve as an opportunity to make an honest introspection that should enable us to map a way forward that ensures ultimate complete success in the academic performance of all our learners at all schools. Namibia needs high achievers to ensure 2030 is realised,” said Ndevashiya.
In best candidate per subject in grade 11 NSSCO (Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary level), Haimbili Haufiku Secondary School received 25 certificates while Ponhofi Secondary School got seven certificates and Shituwa Secondary School walked away with three certificates.
At NSSCAS level (National Senior Secondary Certificate Advanced Subsidiary) Haimbili Haufiku still had the upper hand and walked away with 20 certificates. Ongha Secondary School took six certificates and Eengedjo Secondary School received five certificates.
Ndevashiya further highlighted that due to the region’s academic ranking last year, the stakeholders assembled in an effort to carry out consultative stakeholders’ engagement for introspections.
“As a region, we face numerous challenges that hinder effective delivery of quality education. Such should not derail us from doing the best that we can with the little we have,” encouraged Ndevashiya.
Ohangwena regional director, Isak Hamatwi indicated that the award ceremony is a way of encouraging hard work and creating a competitive spirit.
“It is a motivation for others to do the best they can and to work hard, to make us as a region shine for sacrificing the sleep, good times and weekends. We are not average, we are performers,” said Hamatwi.
He encouraged all learners and teachers to keep up with the spirit of resilience to emerge the best and for teachers to assist learners to pass with flying colours.
For most improved school in NSSCO examination, Abraham Iyambo Secondary School took the certificate and Eengedjo Secondary School took for NSSCAS improved examination.
All overall best learners in NSSCAS level came from Haimbili Haufiku SS and in the NSSCO level, two came from Haimbili Haufiku SS and one from Ponhofi SS.