Slight improvement in Grade 12 results
A total of 41 694 full-time and part-time candidates were registered for the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Grade 12 Ordinary Level examination in 2011. Of this number, 20 273 were full time candidates and 21 421 were part-time candidates. The candidates were registered at 161 full-time and 98 part-time examination centres country wide.
“When compared to 2010, the number of full-time candidates increased by 356 (1.8%) to 20 273 candidates. This results of the 2011 full-time candidates show an improvement in performance from Grade A to D and F to G,” said the Deputy Minister of Education, David Namwandi on Wednesday.
He said that the candidates had performed the same at Grade A* while they have decreased with a 0.1% at Grade E.
“ Grade E is the only grade where candidates did not perform well during this examinations, thus this time around our learners deserve a round of applause. A critical look at the results reveal an improvement in the percentage of graded entries from 93.1% in 2010 to 93.6% in 2011 up with 0.5%,” he said.
“This is also supported by a decrease of the ungraded entries from 6.9% in 2010 to 6.4% in 2011,” he added.
According to Namwandi, it is therefore concluded that the full-time candidates performed better in all grades compared to 2010 except at Grade E and that the part-time candidates did not perform well.
“For 2011, the number of part time candidates increased by 706 (3.4%) to 21 421. The results of the part time candidates show a decrease in performance in the whole grade ranges from A* to F, with a slight improvement at Grade G only. This is a worrisome scenario,” said Namwandi.