KEETMANSHOOP – //Kharas education director |Awebahe llHoeseb has lauded the region’s learners who, despite various challenges in 2022, still managed to excel.
IIHoeseb said the students’ various achievements are evident, as Tsau ||Khaeb Senior Secondary School in
Rosh Pinah was ranked as the 5th best-performing school in the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary Level (NSSCO) 2022 examinations.
Countrywide, the school obtained the best results in various subjects, such as Biology, Chemistry, Development Studies, Geography and History.
The director said the school also took second place for its performance in Physical Science and Accounting.
According to ||Hoeseb, the learners in the region also took the first six positions as best performers in Khoekhoegowab as a first language countrywide.
“Another achievement was that St Therese Senior Secondary School was the best-performing school in Namibia in Physics and Office Practice during last year’s NSSCO level exams,” said ||Hoeseb.
According to ||Hoeseb, there are contingency plans to address the challenges.
He said teachers are looking at ways they can improve reading with comprehension skills, which some learners are struggling with.
This, he said, was evident in the past examination, as learners were misinterpreting questions, a situation that led to poor performance.
“We also want to urge parents to be more actively involved in their children’s education, as it all starts at home,” said ||Hoeseb.
The director further said parents should ensure learners do not abscond from classes, and they should do their homework and study for examinations. They should also instil a sense of self-respect in them.
“Education officers, inspectors and teachers will now look at possible reasons for the past poor performances and will come up with strategies and workable solutions that will be presented during an upcoming //Kharas Principals Regional Gathering,” noted ||Hoeseb.
||Hoeseb said some learners in the region lack motivation and commitment toward their schoolwork, which leads to poor performance.
In addition, learners and teachers do not have access to ICT devices needed to enhance their learning experiences.
“The region also experienced a huge turnover of teachers leaving – and in addition, there are not enough teaching and learning support materials available at some schools due to the lack of funds,” he said.