Power plant negotiations steam ahead

18 January 2016 | Energy

The Kavango East Region has reached the top spot in the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Ordinary Level examinations, ending the three-year dominance of the Erongo Region. Kavango East moved up three places to the top of the rankings – a position it had never held, even before the Kavango Region was split into East and West. The deputy director of education in Kavango East, Fanuel Kapapero, told Namibian Sun that his hopes for the region clinching the first spot were realised thanks largely to the Rukongo Vision School, which topped the list of government schools. St Boniface College, also in the Kavango East Region, maintained its decade-long dominance in the Grade 12 Ordinary Level results among private schools. “I have always told my colleagues that once the Rukongo Vision School is fully functioning, we are going to dislodge the Erongo Region from that position. My prediction came true,” said Kapapero. According to Kapapero, Rukongo Vision School headhunted a teacher from St Boniface to become the new school’s principal. “He (the principal) brought the magic. You need to understand that Rukongo Vision has a different environment from other state schools. Teachers are screened very well before they teach at the school,” he explained. Other schools from the Kavango-East that featured among the top 20 best-performing government schools are the Max Makushe Secondary School, which ranked at number 13 from last year’s 50th place, as well as the Rundu Secondary School, which came in at number 19 after moving up 38 places. “The learners who passed grade 12 this year at Rukongo Vision School are not even ten original learners we started with at the school in grade 8, but learners from other schools. The crème de la crème is still coming next year because our first intake will sit for the grade 12 examinations. Watch this space,” said a confident Kapapero. Kapapero said the challenge now is to maintain the top position. “It is the first time ever to be first and now the challenge is marinating the number one place because other regions are working equally hard to clinch our position,” he said. The Oshikoto Region maintained its second spot, followed by the Erongo Region, Otjozondjupa Region, Khomas Region and the Omaheke Region in sixth positions after moving up six places. Oshikoto education director Lameck Kafidi said his teachers continue to work hard and smart. “My teachers are dedicated to their work and my principals are committed and have their eye on the ball. Schools take full responsibility of educating the children, which makes our work easier. “We only step in to provide support services. They are their own bosses and they don’t do shoddy work,” said Kafidi. Kafidi added that his office helps schools set their own targets in line with regional targets. “Competition is very high in the Oshikoto Region; we are not competing with other regions, but against ourselves,” he said. Kafidi noted that the Oshikoto Region also enjoys political backing and support. “Our politicians supply us. A lot of them are based from the Oshikoto Region and they support our schools very much,” he said. Kafidi said the support of the parents also helped a lot. “Parents and communities where the learners live in support the learners greatly. That has been our recipe for success,” said Kafidi. MERJA IILEKA

Similar News

 

OPEC faces new threat

2 weeks ago - 14 June 2017 | Energy

A 10% decline in oil prices since late May could push traders to keep crude in storage, looking to sell down the line when forward...

Erongo RED to the rescue

2 weeks ago - 12 June 2017 | Energy

Keetmanshoop is preparing for life after the Southern Electricity Company (SELCo) as 20 June 2017 draws nearer and nearer, with talks surfacing that Erongo RED...

ECB preparing for change

3 weeks ago - 06 June 2017 | Energy

The Electricity Control Board (ECB) has started an alignment process to ensure that once the Namibia Energy Regulatory Authority Bill is passed, the regulator is...

Become energy savvy

3 weeks ago - 06 June 2017 | Energy

With winter upon us, electricity consumption is expected to increase significantly with the risk of higher bills at the end of the month.Though it may...

Domestic fuel prices unchanged

3 weeks ago - 06 June 2017 | Energy

Petrol heads will have little to worry about this month with the announcement that fuel prices are expected to remain unchanged for the month of...

Southern, central REDs in 2018

1 month - 23 May 2017 | Energy

OGONE TLHAGE The Electricity Control Board (ECB) is pushing ahead with plans to finalise the formation of two new regional...

Zambia pioneers power tech

1 month - 18 May 2017 | Energy

While Zambia is currently embroiled in a political crisis, it is about to show the world that Africa can leapfrog power technology.That is according to...

CLARIFICATION

1 month - 15 May 2017 | Energy

In our 11 May 2017 edition, we published an article headlined 'Angolan fuel worrisome'. The article was about a complaint by the Association of Service...

Electricity goes up 8%

1 month - 10 May 2017 | Energy

The Electricity Control Board has approved an 8% increase in the cost of electricity, translating to an effective bulk tariff increase from N$1.49 to N$1.61...

Nampower gets 8% more

1 month - 09 May 2017 | Energy

The Electricity Control Board has approved an increase of 8% in the price of electricity delivered by NamPower to its clients, both bulk and private....

Latest News

Domestic workers and employers should...

11 hours ago | Labour

The Namibia Domestic and Allied Workers’ Union (Ndawu) has urged domestic workers and their employers to work together for a conducive work environment, where the...

Africa road conference in July

11 hours ago | Infrastructure

The second International Road Federation (IRF) Africa Regional Congress will be hosted next month in Windhoek. The conference, which will be hosted in collaboration with...

N$2.5 mill cigarette fraud case...

11 hours ago | Crime

The fraud case against former employees of the then Indo Atlantic, now Commercial Investment Corporation (CIC) at Walvis Bay, which is on-going for over six...

Venaani urged to toe the...

11 hours ago | Politics

The minister in the presidency, Frans Kapofi has vehemently come out in defence of his boss, President Hage Geingob who swore that 'heads would roll',...

Still dependent on export markets

11 hours ago | Business

Namibia is likely to remain dependent on export markets for beef, while it is unlikely that the local market will become a high-value earner for...

When we forget who voted

11 hours ago | Opinion

In the Hardap Region of Namibia, it is alleged that the governor used vulgar language and made some dangerously insulting tribal inferences at members of...

Shot of the day

11 hours ago | Picture of the day

WAITING: A fan waits for the start of the 2017 Confederations Cup group B football match between Australia and Germany at the Fisht Stadium in...

Namibia bans poultry imports

11 hours ago | Agriculture

Namibia has suspended the import and in transit movement of live poultry, birds and products from South Africa and Belgium following the outbreak of bird...

Landowners submit appeals against land...

11 hours ago | Agriculture

The appeal of more than 300 landowners against last year's verdict by the Valuation Court has been submitted to the High Court. According to the...

Load More