Ohangwena Education Directorate reflects on its performance

EENHANA: The Ohangwena Education Directorate has for the first time broke through the 50 per cent pass rate barrier, by recording 57.16 per cent in Grade 10 examination results for 2014.

Director of Education in Ohangwena Region, Sanet Steenkamp said this during an Annual Regional Reflection Stakeholders’ Meeting on the Junior Secondary Certificate (JSC) (Grade 10) and National Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) (Grade 12) Ordinary results for 2014 held at Eenhana on Friday.

In 2013, the directorate ended fourth nationally in the JSC examination results, a position it retained last year.

In 2013, Steenkamp said her directorate had 2 874 out of 5 028 learners who passed Grade 10 examinations.

The region, however, recorded a reduction of 1.43 per cent by scoring a 55.73 pass rate in last year’s Grade 10 results, with 2 884 learners achieving 23 points and above out of 5 184 learners.

She described teaching and learning as a complex exercise, hence her directorate has set its target for this year to increasing its Grade 10 results to 60 per cent.