Coen Welsh | Aug 9, 2017 | 0
Negumbo SS clinches Old Mutual award for best national Grade 12 results
Negumbo Senior Secondary School in Omusati was recently recognised by Old Mutual for its outstanding academic success in 2016. It received a N$25,000 award for its Grade 12 results in the 2016 national examinations.
The best overall National Senior Secondary Certificate full-time student, Grade 12 higher level is Renate Potgieter from Walvis Bay Private School. She received a trophy and N$10,000.
Celebrating these achievements are, from the right, Ndangi Katoma, Executive: Marketing, Transformation and Customer Strategy, Old Mutual Namibia, Hon Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, the Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Erginus Endjala, the Governor of the Omusati Region and Mr Iiyambo Alugongo, the Principal of Negumbo Senior Secondary School.
The most improved three schools received equipment and textbook to the value of N$15,000 for Eenhana Senior Secondary, N$10,000 for Coastal High School and N$5,000 for Eldorado Senior Secondary School in Windhoek.
The Education Excellence Awards are a platform where Old Mutual partners with the education ministry to recognize the top performing schools in the best students.
Reflecting on the partnership, Katoma said “our partnership in this initiative and investing in education is part of continuing doing great things.”
During the awards ceremony, Hon Hanse-Himarwa commended sponsors like Old Mutual Namibia who has supported this initiative for the past five years.
Thanking the ministry and applauding the hard work and contribution of the teachers, the parents and the scholars, Katoma said “at Old Mutual, being a responsible business is a cardinal part of our group strategy. Through the Old Mutual Foundation we add value in the communities we operate in.”