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Otjozondjupa Education directorate rewards best performing learners for 2020

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The Otjozondjupa Regional Education Directorate on Thursday rewarded its 123 teachers, 10 learners and three schools that performed exceptionally well in the 2020 academic year.The teachers, learners and schools in the region were rewarded for their pe…

The Otjozondjupa Regional Education Directorate on Thursday rewarded its 123 teachers, 10 learners and three schools that performed exceptionally well in the 2020 academic year.

The teachers, learners and schools in the region were rewarded for their performances in the Grade 11 and Grade 12 ordinary and higher level final national exams.

Regional education director, Josephine Mutenda at the event that took place at the Namcol Centre in Otjiwarongo said the teachers and learners who were considered for the awards are those that obtained symbols with A*, A, B and C.

“It is indeed a marvellous feeling to see you, our great teachers, learners and committed school principals present here today to receive your well-deserved cash prizes, certificates, gifts and trophies. We are here to appreciate your efforts and for those still lacking to improve too,” she said.

The Otjiwarongo Senior Secondary School (SSS) scooped the best performing award, while its geography teacher, Cecilia Naylor was recognised as the overall best-performing teacher in the region.

Tsumkwe SSS which performed poorly in 2019 at 20 per cent, was on Thursday crowned the most improved school in 2020 for improving to 33 per cent.

Grootfontein-based Otjivanda SSS was also recognised for its milestone improvement in the higher grade level after it obtained 61 per cent in 2019 to 81 per cent in 2020.

A total of 73 in the gold category, 20 in silver, and 30 in bronze, as well as the 10 best learners who did well in Grade 11 and Grade 12 in both ordinary and higher levels, were rewarded.

Otjozondjupa has 88 schools, 1 865 teachers and 52 254 learners who are enrolled this year.

Chairperson of the Otjozondjupa Regional Council, Marlayn Mbakera who was also present at the event urged the directorate of education to see to it that the 223 learners who are in Grade 12 this year, all attend the holiday school classes at their respective schools, saying they would be supported by her office in all their needs.

Source: Namibia Press Agency