Hard work gets rewarded

05 February 2019 | Education

Elizabeth Joseph

On 1 February, the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture rewarded the top achievers for the 2018 Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Higher-Level (NSSCH) national examinations.

The sponsors of the event were Old Mutual Namibia, Dynamic Mobile Solutions (DMS), Standard Bank, Letshego, First National Bank (FNB), Ehvelo Investments and Cambridge International Examinations.

The awards ceremony celebrated the continuous dedication and hard work from both full-time and part-time learners, and acknowledged the schools for the support they gave these learners.

The first category was the national open scholarship for the best NSSCH student in six higher-level subjects. The prize money was N$2 500 and this was awarded to Sharzaan Putter from Windhoek Gymnasium Private School. The school principal received the prize on her behalf.

Furthermore, prizes for the second best learners in six higher-level subjects (N$2 000 each) was given to Diehl Kyana from St Paul’s College and Kersten Marko from Delta Secondary School.

The third category was the national prizes for the top achievers in five higher-level subjects with prize money of N$2 000. The recipients were Berry Johane from Windhoek Gymnasium Private School and Olajide Michael from St Boniface College.

Among the high-flyers was Feliciter Rushubiza from St Boniface College in the Kavango East Region. Rushubiza was in the top ten and took the first place for the NSSCO. She received a prize of N$2 000 alongside Remigius Manuwere, also from St Boniface College.

The event was a lengthy one but the pride ran high in the auditorium full of gratified students, teachers and parents.

Education minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa shared her gratitude to the sponsors and thanked them for the ongoing financial support.

“As our regular sponsors, you are our greatest enablers. You did not shy away from your responsibilities and remained on-board this ship of education, despite the hardships that your companies/institutions might face during these hard times,” she said.

The minister also mentioned that 2019 is the year of accountability and said that learners and teachers are expected to account for what has been provided to them during the academic year.

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