NSSCO results slightly better

THE Ministry of Education this morning announced that slightly more Grade 12 candidates with subjects for the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate at Ordinary Level (NSSCO) managed to pass than in 2009.

The total number of ungraded answers in the 2010 examinations decreased from 9.8% to 9.5%.

There are however less A, B, C and D symbols, with an increase in E, F and G symbols.

Using a C symbol for English at Ordinary Level or a grading of 3 at Higher Level (NSSCH) as minimum requirement, a total of 3 656 full time grade 12?s can attend university. If a D symbol is used as the requirement in English this number will increase to 7 237.

NSSCO results in languages improved. In social sciences candidates also did slightly better, while the Deputy Minister of Education, Dr. David Namwandi, described marks for the natural sciences and commercial subjects as ?stable?.

Dr. Namwandi emphasized the urgent need to improve these results significantly over the coming years.

The Erongo region performed the best at NSSCO level while St. Boniface College from Rundu was the top performing school with an amazing nine students amongst the top ten.

The results of individual candidates will be released tomorrow.

Democratic Media Holdings (DMH), its printing press Newsprint and newspapers in the group will at sunrise have a special edition with the complete results for sale at N$5 a copy.

Scroll down to view two video clips of the announcement of the results.

The top ten candidates with the best overall performance nationally in six NSSC Ordinary Level subjects are:

Male: Justinus Kandjimi (St. Boniface College)
Female: Abraham Limbere (St. Boniface College)

Male: Rouve Pofadder (St. Boniface College)
Female: Fuatinus Haingura (St. Boniface College)

Male: Peter Sawahenga (St. Boniface College)
Female: Lynnet Sasele ((St. Boniface College)

Male: Joseph Kasera (St. Boniface College)
Female: Selma Mahoto (St. Boniface College)

Male: Gerson Mangundu (St. Boniface College)
Female: Bonita van Niekerk (Namib High School)

Regional performances in the 2010 NSSCO exams
(Position in 2009 in brackets)

1 Erongo (5)
2 Hardap (6)
3 Khomas (4)
4 Otjozondjupa (1)
5 Oshikoto (3)
6 Omaheke (7)
7 Ohangwena (8)
8 Karas (2)
9 Omusati (11)
10 Kavango (12)
11 Oshana (9)
12 Caprivi (10)
13 Kunene (13)

Top 20 NSSCO schools/institutions
(Position in 2009 in brackets)

1 St. Boniface College (2)
2 St. Paul?s College (3)
3 Windhoek Gymnasium (5)
4 Oshigambo SS (4)
5 Gobabis Gymnasium (6)
6 St. George?s (8)
7 Namib High School (16)
8 Canisianum (15)
9 Delta SS (13)
10 Negumbo SSS (7)
11 DHPS (20)
12 Gabriel Taapopi SSS (14)
13 Duneside (12)
14 Otjiwarongo SS (9)
15 Paresis SS (29)
16 TUCSIN (18)
17 Edugate Academy (17)
18 Etosha SS (23)
19 Walvisbay HS (21)
20 Haimbili Haufiku SSS (22)