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Otjozondjupa’s best performing teachers and learners to be rewarded

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The Otjozondjupa Regional Education Directorate will on Thursday reward 123 teachers, 10 learners and three schools who performed exceptionally well in Grade 11 and Grade 12 in the 2020 academic year.Otjozondjupa Education Director, Josephine Mutenda, …

The Otjozondjupa Regional Education Directorate will on Thursday reward 123 teachers, 10 learners and three schools who performed exceptionally well in Grade 11 and Grade 12 in the 2020 academic year.

Otjozondjupa Education Director, Josephine Mutenda, in an interview with Nampa on Wednesday, said she is excited to come face to face with the teachers and learners who fought an educational war on behalf of the Otjozondjupa Region against the 13 other education regional directorates of the country.

“The idea to award them with certificates, money, and trophies is solely to motivate them again so that they can work very hard this year, and for those still lacking to polish themselves too,” she said.

She said the Otjozondjup education directorate performed very well last year in the key subjects of maths, biology, physical science and English.

The awards ceremony is expected to take place at the Namcol Centre in Otjiwarongo.

Chairperson of the Otjozondjupa Regional Education Award Committee, Robert Mukelabai, on his part said five trophies will be handed out at the event in addition to cash prizes in the gold, silver and bronze categories.

Mukelabai stated that 73 teachers will be awarded in the gold category, 20 teachers in silver, and 30 in bronze, while the 10 best learners on Grade 11 and Grade 12 ordinary and higher level will also be recognised.

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

Source: Namibia Press Agency