Class of 2019 matric result performance

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25 February 2020 | Education

Michelline Nawatises

According to the deputy minister of education, arts and culture, Ester Anna Nghipondoka, a total of 61 137 candidates comprising of 24 932 full-time and 36 205 part-time candidates registered for Namibia Secondary Certificate (NSSCO) at 193 full-time and 129 part-time examination centres.

This shows an increase of 4 603 candidates, or 8.1%, compared to the 56 534 candidates who registered in 2018.

Results indicate that the performance of the 2019 grade 12 ordinary level results for full-time candidates are almost the same as last year as C grades remained at 20.9% for the past three consecutive years. In the 2019 exams, 92.7% of entries were graded compared to 93.3% in 2018.

On the other hand, the part-time candidates have improved remarkably throughout all the grades except the G grade, which dropped by 1.1 %. The performance improved on average by 0.9 % in all the grades.

The 2019 results of the part-time candidates once again could be described as satisfactory, seeing that the Namibia Secondary Certificate Ordinary Level (NSSCO) examinations based on the old curriculum will be phased out with the final part-time NSSCO examinations scheduled for the 2021 academic year.

In total 81.8% of candidates qualify for university admission compared to 78.2% in 2018.

Only schools with 30 and more subject entries were considered for the top 20 NSSC ordinary level government schools based on the 2019 examination for full-time candidates.

NSSC Higher level

In 2019 NSSC Higher level examinations were administered to twenty thousand, six hundred and five (20 605) candidates comprising of eighteen thousand six hundred and forty-nine (18 649) full-time and one thousand nine hundred and fifty-six (1956) part-time candidates who entered for one or more NSSC Higher level subjects at 170 full-time and 85 part-time registered centres across the country.

In 2019, 91,4 % of all full-time candidates having entered for NSSC Higher level subjects obtained a grade 4 or better when compared to 94.2 % in 2018. This means that 8.6 % of the total entries were ungraded.

The percentage of candidates having obtained a grade 3 and better in 2019 represents a drop of 5.7 % when compared to 2018. The part-time higher-level candidate obtained 77.3 % graded subjects which represents a drop of 8.2 % from 85.5% in 2018.

The grade 1 performance for selected subjects over the past three years is encouraging with Mathematic improving with 0.7 % compared to 2018. Similar to Biology which improved with 0.2 % while English second language remained stagnant at an average of 2.7 %

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