Rukonga Vision School determined to do better in the future

WINDHOEK: Rukonga Vision School, a school established in the Kavango East Region to cater for gifted underprivileged learners, has vowed to improve on its academic performance in future national examinations.

In only its second year of operation, the school performed reasonably well in the 2014 Grade 12 National Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) examinations, ending eighth nationally.

At regional level, the vision school ended second only to the evergreen St.Boniface College, which has been the top-performing school in Namibia over the last couple of years.

A total of 102 learners of Rukonga Vision School sat for the NSSC level examinations, with 56 of them qualifying for admission into tertiary institutions while the remaining 46 students failed to obtain the minimum points to gain entry into local colleges, polytechnic or the university.

The Principal of Rukonga Vision School, Moses Gorengecho told Nampa today that they will engage other schools in the country and work hard to improve on their academic performance.

The school enrolled its first Grade 8 pupils in 2013, and those learners proceeded to complete Grade 9 in 2014. The vision school’s first Grade 10s are expected to sit for national examinations this year (2015).