66% qualify for university

The education minister is delighted with the performance of this year's grade 12 higher level candidates.

20 December 2018 | Education

More than 11 800 grade 12 students who sat for the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Higher Level examinations have qualified for university admission.

Of the 17 968 candidates who were registered for the grade 12 higher level exams this year, 66% qualified for university.

This was announced yesterday by education minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa when she released the results.

The number of learners who qualify for university is expected to increase when grade 12 ordinary level results are released early next year.

“It is amazing and a very good performance. I am really very proud,” Hanse-Himarwa said.

A total of 17 968 candidates, comprising of 16 932 full-time and 1 036 part-time candidates, were registered for the grade 12 higher level examinations.

The number of higher level candidates exceeded the 2017 figure by 1 672, representing a 10.3% increase.

According to Hanse-Himarwa the 2018 results indicate an improved performance at grades 1, 2 and 3, whereas there was a slight drop of 0.6% at grade 4.

Only 6.1% of the candidates were ungraded.

According to Hanse-Himarwa the number of graded entries decreased from 94.5% in 2017 to 93.9% this year.

“This year 85% of the part-time candidates were graded in different subjects,” she said.

The results further showed that 66% of candidates obtained a grade 3 and better, in comparison to the 65.8% of last year.

“The outcome of 66% for grades 1 to 3 is commendable and the candidates are congratulated for a job well done.”

Grade 3 is the minimum requirement for admission to university. Hanse-Himarwa described the results as “beautiful”.

“Therefore, in combination with higher level and ordinary level subjects a significant number of candidates may qualify for admission to universities.”

Hanse-Himarwa encouraged learners who successfully completed grade 12 to seek admission for further studies at institutions of higher learning locally, regionally and internationally.

She also urged all schools to do a thorough analysis of the results and come up with ways to improve their performance in all subjects.

The top-performing candidates in the grade 12 higher level exams are: Sharzaan Putter from Windhoek Gymnasium (the best overall performer), Kyana Diehl from St Paul's College (the best female performer based on six higher level subjects) and Marco Kersten from Delta Secondary School (best male performer based on six higher level subjects).

Michael Olajide from St Boniface College is the best male performer based on five higher level subjects and Johane Berry from Windhoek Gymnasium is the best female performer based on five higher level subjects.

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