Socio-economic circumstances blamed for poor NSSCO results in Hardap

Socio-economic circumstances blamed for poor NSSCO results in Hardap

The poor performance of most learners in the Hardap Region is due to socio-economic circumstances, lack of teaching methodologies, and attitude of teachers towards such learners.
This was said by the Acting Director of Education, Arts and Culture in Hardap, Jacqueline Rukambe in response to the outcome of the 2019 Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary (NSSCO) and Higher Level results for the region.
A total of 121 out of 563 learners who sat for the 2019 NSSCO in Hardap qualified for admission to tertiary institutions in 2020.
Rukambe said: “The attitude of some teachers towards learners contributes to poor performance as they are not getting the much-needed support and motivation as well as the lack of benchmarking or networking among teachers which result in the learners to feel, they are forced to go to school.' It is important that learners are motivated and supported in their school work at all times, she pointed out, saying that good performance is attributed to learner commitment to self-study and parental support.
The discipline showed by learners that performed well also boils down to self-discipline and the teacher-learner compatibility.
Meanwhile, the best performing school in NSSCO Level was Cornelius ||Oaseb Secondary School in Gibeon which ranked the top, followed by Dr Lemmer High School in Rehoboth, and PJ Tsaitsaib Combined School.
PJ Tsaitsaib Combined School is the most improved school in the country climbing from 119 to 74 position nationally.
M&K Gertze (Rehoboth) came in fourth, Mariental High 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.
Hardap climbed from ninth to seventh in the national ranking.
-NAMPA