St Boniface no longer dominates

Only one pupil among JSC top performers

27 December 2016 | Education

Breaking with what has become something of a tradition, St Boniface College surprised with only one learner reaching the top ten Grade 10 list.

In 2013 six of St Boniface College's learners were among the country's best Grade 10 performers, and although more than 16 000 Grade 10 learners failed in 2014, St Boniface was not affected as they were the best performing school in for that grade in the country that year. In 2015 three pupils from the school made it to the top ten list for Grade 10 learners. Surprisingly enough, only one made it to the top performing list this year.

Speaking to Namibian Sun Shilongo Ndeshipanda, the only learner from the school that made the list, said she believes the school performs well because of the teachers and dedication and hard work from the pupils. “We had a lack of teamwork this year, but we all did exceptionally well individually,” commented Shilongo on why she thinks she is the only one in the top ten this year.

Blessing Chizengeya, one of the top performing Grade 12 students in the country, and who attributes the school's good performance to strict rules that have resulted in the learners being well-disciplined, said “We know when to have fun and when to study.”

He said he wished to have seen more of his peers on top of the log of the JSC top ten list but believes they studied hard and it was just unfortunate, saying other learners from other schools might have worked harder than them.

A former pupil who preferred to remain anonymous subscribes the drop in the numbers to the learners. “I doubt it has anything to do with administration. Maybe the learners did not study hard enough this year,” said the alumnus. Patrick Chipanga, a teacher from the school attributes the school's good performance to teamwork between teachers and learners and the discipline the school principal has managed to instil in learners.

“From our side we are also shocked that only one learner from our school is the top ten nationally. It is something we have to look at and if need be, we need to improve so we retain our status as number one,” said Chipanga.



MICHAEL KAYUNDE

Similar News

 

Karasburg schools without water

6 days ago - 19 July 2017 | Education

The water supply to four schools at Karasburg in the //Karas Region has been suspended, Namibian Sun has learned.There are strong suggestions that the electricity...

Schoolgirl pregnancy shocker

1 week ago - 17 July 2017 | Education

Education authorities in the north are grappling with rising teenage pregnancy and many girls of schoolgoing age are dropping out of school due to the...

Pohamba to step down as Unam chancellor

1 week ago - 12 July 2017 | Education

Former President Hifikepunye Pohamba is stepping down as chancellor of the University of Namibia after his six-year term.Pohamba announced this to the media at State...

Namcol adapts to thinner purse

3 weeks ago - 30 June 2017 | Education

With a possible 47% budget cut on the cards, the Namibian College of Open Learning (Namcol) says it already implemented several steps to mitigate the...

Students left out in the cold

1 month - 19 June 2017 | Education

More than 200 Namibian students studying in Russia on scholarships are struggling to survive after government failed to send their living allowances for nearly seven...

Aanaskola taya longelwa mootenda

1 month - 19 June 2017 | Education

MICHAEL KAYUNDEAanaskola moskola yaMount-View High School molukanda lwaBabylon mOvenduka, oya holola onkalo ya nayipala ya kehe esiku sho oskola ndjoka tayi longitha ootenda onga...

Cota students end strike, classes to resume

1 month - 15 June 2017 | Education

College of the Arts (Cota) students enrolled for its media courses will resume classes next week Monday after government agreed to meet their demands. The...

NSFAF denies fault in loan delays

1 month - 13 June 2017 | Education

The Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund said delays in loan payments are most often due to incomplete paperwork from either students or the institutions they...

Back to school campaign launched

1 month - 08 June 2017 | Education

The Deputy Minister for Marginalised People in the Office of the President, Johan Kxao /Ui/o/oo has launched the 'Back to School and Stay in School'...

School enrollment opens

1 month - 02 June 2017 | Education

Education minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa announced that the application process for pre-primary school and Grades 1 and 8 opened yesterday. She called on parents and guardians...

Latest News

Swapo to deal with Swartbooi

4 hours ago | Politics

JEMIMA BEUKES Swapo secretary-general Nangolo Mbumba says the ruling party will deal with parliamentarian Bernadus Swartbooi over controversial comments he made at the weekend in...

Under-fire governor claims he was...

4 hours ago | Cultural

ILENI NANDJATOOmusati governor Erginus Endjala has apologised for private remarks in which he spoke against the Aandonga people and certain politicians.An hour-long audio recording involving...

Namibian rhino to be sculpted...

4 hours ago | Art and Entertainment

ELLANIE SMIT A life-sized rhino made from Namibian marble and sculpted by a world-renowned artist will soon be auctioned...

State to appeal Hoff conviction

4 hours ago | Justice

FRED GOEIEMAN The State is not satisfied that a woman who had conspired to kill her husband was only found...

Hardap alleviates Neckartal water woes

4 hours ago | Infrastructure

STAFF REPORTERNamWater will funnel crucial water from the Hardap Dam to the Neckartal Dam construction site in order to alleviate critical water shortages there and...

TransNamib manager out on bail

4 hours ago | Justice

CATHERINE SASMANTransNamib’s head of procurement accused of corruption, Chris Simataa, was granted bail of N$60 000 by the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court on Friday and was...

Desert Rose EIA under scrutiny

4 hours ago | Infrastructure

The developers of the Desert Rose project are keen to get the project rolling, having recently submitted an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the N$8-billion...

Brother nabbed for fondling sister

4 hours ago | Crime

The Namibian police at Okatope in the Oshikoto Region on Sunday arrested a 27-year-old man for allegedly fondling the genitals of his biological sister.The crime...

Two men arrested for ivory

4 hours ago | Crime

Two residents of Katutura who were on Friday found in possession of two elephant tusks briefly appeared in the Magistrate's Court in Windhoek yesterday morning....

Load More