Successful part-time Grade 10 learners can rejoin formal school system

Learners who improved their points in 2019 through part-time and are qualified to go to grade 11 in the old curriculum, are now given the option to continue with the old curriculum or move to the new one.

This was announced by Deputy Education Minister of Arts and Culture Anna Nghipondoka on Tuesday during her back to school massage in Windhoek.

She made the announcement following a recent directive by Executive Director in the Ministry of Arts and Culture Sanet Steenkamp, for part-time learners not to be accommodated in the new curriculum on a full time basis but rather continue with the old curriculum on pat-time basis until they finish school.

Nghipondoka said learners who passed grade 10 through part-time have two options, either to continue on part-time basis with the old curriculum or move to the new curriculum on full time basis where module are completely different from the ones in the old curriculum.

Because there was an outcry, as a ministry we are advising those learners to continue with part-time education by taking three subjects per year and take other three subjects the following year until they finish school. Or take the risk of going to the new curriculum on a full time basis, I am saying the risk because the modules are completely different, said Nghipondoka.

She therefore urged learners who obtained 23 points through part-time to apply with their original statements of results at Regional Directorate and Regional Examination Officers to establish if there is a school with space in the current grade 10 for the National Senior Secondary Certificate new curriculum.

Source: Namibia Press Agency