The principal of Onawa Secondary School in the Omusati Region, Theophelus Nuuyoma, has attributed his school’s outstanding performance to the learners’ high motivation and self-drive.
The school, which is only in its third year of existence, has been ranked second nationally in the 2017 Grade 10 Junior Secondary Certificate (JSC) examinations, up from its ninth and tenth position in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
St Boniface College in the Kavango East Region is in first position and Canisianum Roman Catholic School, also in the Omusati Region, in third position.
In an interview with Nampa on Wednesday, a day prior to the release of the JSC results, Nuuyoma said the school has “found itself” in just a few years of existence.
“The first two years were trial and error, during which we were still trying to figure out our position and our vision, but we will now ensure that we maintain our position or even better it,” he said.
Onawa SS is ranked number one not only in the Omusati Region, but also amongst the national state schools.
Nuuyoma said even though the school has always aimed for a position in the top five, he was slightly overwhelmed by the results.
“I am proud of both my learners and teachers’ commitment as it landed us in a position which most older schools have worked hard for over the years but could not occupy.”
He added that the other factor contributing to the school’s performance is the fact that learners’ have been prepared for Grade 10 since Grade 8.
Nuuyoma advocated for all schools to work together, saying it is important for the Namibian child.
“As much as I am excited for my school’s achievement, it does not really help much if my neighbouring school or the rest of the region has underperformed, we need to all win together,” he said.
The top five performing schools in the JSC examinations are:
1. St Boniface College
2. Onawa Senior Secondary
3. Canisianum Roman Catholic School
4. Rukongo Vision School
5. Oshigambo High School
- Title: Onawa SS makes significant strides in three years
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