Election officials will not have any official identification cards, will only wear ECN branded T-shirts and caps on election day

WINDHOEK: Election officials will not have any official identification cards, and will only wear Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) branded T-shirts and caps on election day.

Over 13 000 election officials have been appointed to perform duties at various levels of the electoral operations.

These officials will be working at a total of 1 386 fixed and 2 586 mobile polling stations across the country for the 2014 Presidential and National elections countrywide tomorrow.

ECN Director of Operations, Theo Mujoro confirmed this to Nampa yesterday, saying no provision for official documentation or identification cards had been made by his office for officials to identify themselves to registered voters.

He said that looking at the time in which the election officials were appointed and the time they were sent into the field, there was no time to produce identification cards for them.

The absence of official documentation or identification could lead to any unauthorised person gaining entry into houses and/or farms in remote areas on the pretext of being ECN officials.

A total of 1 255 fixed teams and 825 mobile teams will be deployed across the 121 constituencies nationally.

WINDHOEK; The results of the 2014 Junior Secondary Certificate (JSC) Grade 10 and Grade 12 Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) national examinations are not yet out, contrary to a text message saying so.

The Chief Public Relations Officer in the Ministry of Education (MOE), Johanna Absalom said in a media statement on Tuesday that the last day for the finalisation of the marking process is 05 December 2014.

She said this in reference to a mobile phone text message doing the rounds that the results will be released yesterday or today.

Absalom said the ministry assures learners, their parents and the public that the text message is false and unfounded.

Meanwhile, a total of 46 346 Grade 10 full-time and part-time learners registered for the 2014 national examinations, while 44 932 Grade 12 full-time and part-time Ordinary Level learners registered and 12 079 Grade 12s registered for the Higher Level examinations.

SOURCE: NAMPA