Newly appointed Oshikoto Education Director, Aletta Eises, has called for teamwork to ensure the region’s continued success in education, particularly in the Grade 10 results, where it has ranked top over the years.
Eises said this during her first annual regional conference at a school near Ondangwa on Friday.
She pointed out that the directorate’s focus in remedy at Grade 10 level should be in English as a second language, with the region’s symbols in that subject mostly ranging from E to G last year.
According to Eises, several Oshikoto schools in 2018 attained 100 per cent in Grade 10 examinations due to the investment in terms of teaching and learning at junior and senior primary levels.
“The region is performing very well in science subjects but English remains a difficulty which needs to be addressed,” she said.
She also wants the non-promotional subjects such as life skills, arts, and information and communication technology to get the attention they deserved.
“We should also develop reading culture in schools through various programmes, debating, quizzes and spelling bee competitions,” she urged.
Eises at the same time expressed dissatisfaction that only 22 per cent of 2 620 learners, who wrote Grade 12 examination in the region last year, qualified for tertiary admission.
She called on all stakeholders of education in the region to embrace team spirit in all their endeavors, as well as to assist the schools that underperformed last year.
Chief Regional Officer, Frans Enkali, introduced Eises to those present and also appealed to the entire education fraternity to offer their new director the necessary support.
Eises succeeds Lamek Kafidi, who retired in March. NAMPA
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