Cash incentives to motivate Grade 10s before tackling final stretch
Motivation for Grade 10 learners to excel in their final examinations for the Junior Secondary Certificate has been put on the radar by the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture with cash prizes for the top three learners in every region. With this incentive, the ministry hopes to inspire more learners to achieve good marks before tackling the crucial final two years at high school which will determine their future careers.
Seeing the obvious value of motivation in the lower grades, First National Bank came on board as a partner, helping the ministry to fund the launch of the awards as well as this year’s cash prizes.
Drawing attention to the close link between education and future economic growth, the school education minister, Hon Katrina Hanse-Himarwa said “Education is the key and a major driver of social and economic development. The awards are a testimony that our country will indeed produce a competent and efficient workforce to meet the demands of the modern knowledge-based economy.”
FNB’s branch manager in Katutura, Floriana Kisting said the awards are closely aligned to the bank’s core values of hard work in pursuit of excellence. “By means of our sponsorship FNB Namibia reaffirms our support for the numerous government development programmes and on different projects country-wide.” She also conveyed the bank’s appreciation to the parents, principals and teachers for their contribution to help learners achieve good academic results.
“Every young talent confirms that our combined efforts in improving our education sector, is bearing fruit. They provide the evidence of the accomplishments of our education system to foster academic development and life-long learning capabilities in our learners,” she said.
Front row: Mr Makgone, Deputy Director Omaheke Region; Ms Wantenaar, Inspector of Education Karas Region; Floriana Kisting, FNB Katutura Branch Manager; Hon. Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, Minister of Education, Arts and Culture; Mr Oxurub, Senior Education Officer Erongo Region; Ms Nakafingo, Senior Education Officer Oshana Region and Ms Hamutumua, Education Director Kavango West Region.
Back row: Mr Limbo, Inspector of Education Zambezi Region; Ms Steenkamp, Director Kunene Region; Ms Ngulu, Deputy Director Ohangwena Region; Mr Qqwede, Director Hardap Region and Mr Muyeu, Senior Education Officer Kavango East Region.