Windhoek — The overall top learner in the Junior Secondary Certificate (JSC) examinations for last year, Heidi Kruger, from Lüderitz, has received a cash prize of N$5000 and a N$5000 study voucher by Cambridge University Press.
Jairus Wilbard, from Ongwediva also received N$5000 cash prize for best overall Pete candidate, a pre-entry tertiary education award, while Felisia Sheehama Felisia who sat her examinations at the David Sheehama Secondary School, received N$3000 as overall best learner in the National Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) and Nghinauye Ali, from the Gabriel Taapopi Senior Secondary School received a N$5000 scholarship voucher as overall the best performing Accounting learner for the NSSC.
The Namibian College of Open Learning (Namcol) recently held a prize- giving ceremony for its best performing students in the National Junior Secondary Certificate (JSC) and Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) examinations at its Head Office in Katutura. The best performers in the 13 regions in the country each received different prizes for their improvement and hard work. Namcol's Marketing and Sales Manager, Rholene Bok, says this is to reward the best performers and hardwoing learners, who are working twice as hard as full-time learners in schools.
For the past three years, Namcol has become a formidable force and a key driver of open and distance learning nationwide for both adults and out-of-school youths.Bok believes students are serious, judging from the good results and their will to achieve success. "They should never lose hope, they should persevere because it will pay-off to steer their futures toward success and an improved life," She encourages.
The statement "Taking Education to the people" has become a famous Namcol slogan. Namcol is an open to all Namibian residents, without regard to age, gender, race, colour, creed or nationality. It is recognised by the Namibian Qualifications Authority (NQA) and ever since September 1998, has been accredited as a competent institution that complies with Namibia's educational policies. The different prizes were sponsored by the Welwitchia Nammic Insurance Brokers, Retirement Fund Solutions (RFS), Triad Printing, Namibia Protection Services, Bank Windhoek, CIE-DNEA, Cambridge University Press, Lab tech Suppliers Namibia, Bank Windhoek, Dinapama, NAMPOST Courier Services, Goodwill Printing, KLK Cleaning Services, Omusati Stationers, Dynamic Mobile Solutions (DMS), PRINTTECH and Kerry McNamara Architects.