Lack of teaching methodologies blamed for poor NSSCO results in Hardap

Lack of methodology and socio-economic issues are contributing factors for Hardap's poor performance during the 2019 Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Ordinary and Higher-Level examinations.

Responding to the questions sent to her, Acting Director of Education, Arts and Culture in Hardap, Jacqueline Rukamba said the good performance of learners is attributed to learner commitment to self-study, and parental support.

She mentioned that poor performance of most learners is due to socio-economic circumstances, lack of teaching methodologies, and attitude of teachers towards poor performing learners.

I can safely say the attitude of some teachers towards learners contributes to poor performance as they are not getting the much-needed support and motivation. Lack of benchmarking or networking of teachers with other teachers also contributes to poor performance and some learners again feel they are forced to go to school, she said.

She said the discipline showed by learners that performed well boils down to self-discipline, the involvement of parents in the education of their children and the teacher learner compatibility. Another factor is the support and motivation learners get at the school.

It is important that learners are motivated and supported in their school work at all times, Rukamba added.

Rukamba called on the community members to assist learners in the subjects they are good a during the afternoons.

� A total of 121 from 563 learners who sat for the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary Level (NSSCO) in Hardap region in 2019 qualify for admission to tertiary institutions in 2020.

Meanwhile, the best performing school in Ordinary-Level was Cornelius ||Oaseb Secondary School in Gibeon ranked top, followed by Dr. Lemmer High School (HS), while PJ Tsaitsaib Combined School (CS) came in third and the most improved school in the country climbing from 119 to 74 nationally.

M&K Gertze came in fourth, Mariental HS fifth, Rooiduin Senior Secondary ranked sixth and Rehoboth High School coming in seventh.

In the Higher-Level, Dr. Lemmer came out tops, followed by M&K Gertze, Rehoboth High, Mariental Gymnasium, Mariental HS, and PJ Tsaitsaib CS.

Best top 5 performing learners in five subjects are:

Cayno January 44 (Dr. Lemmer)

Luiz Makina 42 (Rehoboth HS)

Deven Nell 41 (Dr. Lemmer)

Emilia Nangombe 41 (Rehoboth HS)

Amore Scholtz 40 (M&K Gertze)

Two Hardap learners attending school at Rukongo in Kavango East were Klaudia Weylulu with 48 points in five subjects on a higher level and Delores Witbooi also on a higher level with 41 points.

Hardap climbed from ninth to seventh in the national ranking.

Source: Namibia Press Agency