Candidates had ample time to register for NSSC exam

02 November 2020 | Education

ELLANIE SMIT

WINDHOEK



The education ministry is advising grade 11 and 12 learners who failed to register for the 2020 National Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) examinations to consider registering next year.

“Some candidates forgot or neglected to register for exams and want to register now. Unfortunately, we need to advise these candidates to consider registration in 2021 as an alternative avenue to obtain their National Senior Secondary Certificate through registered institutions such as the Namibian College of Open Learning (Namcol),” education minister Esther Nghipondoka said.

She said due to public concern the issue was discussed with the office of the ombudsman.

She added that these problems could have been avoided if candidates and their schools or examination centres had complied with the prescribed timelines and written guidelines.

No changes can be made to the data management system after the final statistics are entered, she explained.

“It is important for the credibility of examinations that only the required number of question papers based on total subject entries are procured, and producing additional copies of question papers at a late stage is not permitted.”



Lockdown impact

Nghipondoka said the initial deadline for verification of registrations was 24 April. Because of the coronavirus lockdown, the deadline was postponed to 8 May, with new guidelines for schools and heads of examination centres on how to handle verification.

The edited list of candidates was expected to reach the Directorate of National Examinations and Assessment by 12 May.

“The deadlines were relaxed again for an additional one week to 18 May to allow some part-time centres to complete verification. Specific communication was sent to Namcol to ensure that all their candidates did their own verification.”

Nghipondoka said if there are any errors in a candidate's recorded information, they must urgently contact the examination centre where they registered.

Similar News

 

Prof Gideon details frustration in court appeal

4 days ago - 24 November 2020 | Education

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKProfessor Frednard Gideon has approached the High Court to challenge the appointment of Dr Erold Naomab as vice-chancellor of the Namibia University of Science...

Ninth PASCH school welcomed in Namibia

4 days ago - 24 November 2020 | Education

Mariselle Stofberg Concordia College was officially welcomed into the worldwide PASCH network last week. The partner school initiative was launched in February 2008 by...

Goethe-Institut continues to strengthen relationships

4 days ago - 24 November 2020 | Education

Enzo AmueleThe Namibian National Teachers' Union (Nantu) received a donation of a laptop, printer, wireless book scanner and 5 000 bar code labels for library...

Bearing the fruit of the year

4 days ago - 24 November 2020 | Education

Unotjiua Tjaverua A reward is always welcomed with both hands for all the hard work, sweat and sleepless nights studying for tests and exams....

A hostel accommodation paradox

4 days ago - 24 November 2020 | Education

Elizabeth Joseph KARASBURGOn 20 November 2019, the Ernst Jager Combined School girls’ hostel in Karasburg was ravaged by a fire that broke out on...

Star teacher of the week

4 days ago - 24 November 2020 | Education

Enzo Amuele Why did you decide to become a teacher?My mother was a teacher and she makes a very good impression on a lot...

Culinary graduates impress

4 days ago - 24 November 2020 | Education

Mariselle Stofberg Last week, the Silver Spoon Hospitality Academy hosted their graduation in Windhoek. “It’s days like today that you will remember for...

MTC partners with NUST and UNDP

4 days ago - 24 November 2020 | Education

Enzo Amuele Telecommunications giant MTC, in partnership with the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), ICTechHub and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Accelerator...

Education for all

1 week ago - 17 November 2020 | Education

Enzo AmueleThe construction of a block of pre-primary classrooms, four toilets and two storerooms at the Môreson Special School in Windhoek has been completed.The block,...

Farewell to the class of 2020

1 week ago - 17 November 2020 | Education

Unique Naris We all knew there would come a point where there would be no grade 12s left at school. Well, that time has come,...

Latest News

Kenya's economic growth to rebound...

1 day - 27 November 2020 | Economics

Duncan MiririKenya's economic growth is expected to bounce back next year, the World Bank said on Wednesday, as it emerges from a projected decline in...

Man kills, buries his partner

1 day - 27 November 2020 | Crime

TUYEIMO HAIDULAOKATANAA 36-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a body discovered on Wednesday at Omayanga village in the Okatana Constituency, Oshana Region. The...

Swapo holds on by fingernails

1 day - 27 November 2020 | Politics

TOIVO NDJEBELAWINDHOEKSwapo continued from where it left off with its downward spiral in last year's election by having its hold onto key constituencies and local...

Iipinge taps out

1 day - 27 November 2020 | Politics

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKOutgoing Walvis Bay Urban constituency councillor Knowledge Iipinge, who has conceded to Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) candidate Florian Donatus Tegako, says his work...

Nigerians to slide into further...

1 day - 27 November 2020 | Economics

Camille Malplat and Louise Dewast More than 200 million Nigerians will slide further into poverty as the coronavirus pandemic has sent oil prices tumbling and...

Hit the ground running

1 day - 27 November 2020 | Opinion

At the time of penning this down yesterday, the tabulation of election results was still under way. It didn’t look like a good day at...

Auto Sueco gunning the future...

1 day - 27 November 2020 | Politics

OGONE TLHAGEwindhoekFrom its humble beginnings in 2004, Auto Sueco Namibia is now a reckoned force in the Extra heavy and heavy commercial vehicle market with...

Ivory Coast raises 1 billion...

1 day - 27 November 2020 | Economics

Ivory Coast's Eurobond sale this week, sub-Saharan Africa's first of the pandemic era, raised 1 billion euros (US$1.19 billion) and was five times oversubscribed, the...

Open defecation remains a problem

1 day - 27 November 2020 | Health

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKIt is estimated that 14% of Namibians living in urban areas practise open defecation, while 77% of people living in rural areas do the...

Load More