Boniface College are saints again

The Kavango East private school, which applies discipline to the letter, dominated charts again in 2019.

10 January 2020 | Education


Learners from St Boniface College in Kavango East once again dominated the top 10 of the Grade 12 Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary Level (NSSCO) exam results.

In total, 81.1% of all the candidates who wrote NSSCO may qualify for admission should they wish to pursue their studies in degree, diploma or certificate courses at institutions for higher learning.

The class of 2019 further managed to push through 987 (1.7%) more candidates who are eligible for specifically degree courses at higher learning institutions.

According to Anna Nghipondoka, deputy minister of education, arts and culture, a total of 61 137 candidates, comprising of 24 932 full-time and 36 205 part-time learners, registered for NSSCO at 194 full-time and 129 part-time examination centres nationally.

St Boniface dominated seven of the 10 top positions in the country. The school further retained its position as the number one private school that completed the NSSCO exams.

Top performer Dennis Hamutenya, a learner at St. Boniface, hopes to study electrical engineering at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST).

“Everyone has potential. All you need to do is believe in yourself and your dreams, and always remember that the results are not the end of the world.”

St Boniface also managed to secure the second position in the country with Max Mwifi, who aims to chase all his dreams in 2020 to become the best version of himself.

Elizabeth Shihungileni, also from St Boniface, is the top performing female candidate with the best overall performance in six NSSCO subjects. She encourages this year’s Grade 12s to never stop believing in themselves and their dreams. “Work hard and always place your faith in God in everything you do.” Shihungileni hopes to study civil engineering at NUST.

Mateus Bulezi of Jacob Morenga Secondary School secured fourth place with his results.

Kenneth Schoombe hopes to build on the hard work and dedication he put in last year. This St Boniface learner is number five in the country. “I would encourage this year’s group to set up a timetable and always make sure that you understand what your challenges are in order to address them.”

Taimo Asino, a St Therese Secondary School learner, was overcome with emotion when her name was called. “I really hope to study medicine this year.”

Twapewa Iita of St Boniface wishes to pursue a career in pharmaceuticals. Her words of encouragement for her peers are to always believe in themselves and their abilities, because nothing is impossible.

Number eight, Ingrid Meesher, also from St. Boniface, hopes to pursue a career in physiotherapy.

Chrisley Bampton, another one of St. Boniface’s learners, hopes to become a chartered accountant one day.

Rounding out the top 10 is Anderson Nuanco from Etosha Secondary School, who is planning to study accounting at the University of Namibia (Unam) with bursary from Deloitte.

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