The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture has a total of 250 991 grade 10 and 12 certificates that have not been collected at different examination centres in the past sitting in their store rooms collecting dust.
A statement released by the ministry’s public relations office is calling on former grade 10 and 12 students to collect their certificates from the Directorate of National Examinations and Assessment office.
The Ministry went on to advise institutions to demand original certificates from learners as the statements are no longer valid after the certificate has been printed.
“The learners are always informed through a media statement in April every year that the certificates are available for collection at the examination centres where they have sat for the examination the previous years,” said Johanna Absalom, Public Relations Officer to the ministry.
Further adding that all certificates that are not collected from the examination centre within six months are returned to the office of the Directorate of National Examinations and Assessment.
All learners who are not able to collect their certificates from the Windhoek office due to distance are urged to give permission to friends and relatives residing in the Windhoek vicinity to collect their certificates.
“A certificate is a very important document which the learners has worked for through sweat and tear during the examination period, thus it should not be gathering dust in the strong room of the Directorate of National Examinations and Assessment,” said Absalom.
Learners are encouraged to contact the office of the Directorate of National Examinations on the following number 061 2933442 or 061 2933007/8 in order to ascertain the availability of their certificates before visiting the office.