Namcol honours learners

NamCol last week handed over certificates and monetary prizes valued at N$280 000 to its best performers countrywide.
The hand-over ceremony was held at NamCol Yetu Yama Centre in Katutura and was attended by Khomas Governor, Laura Mcleod-Katjirua, the Deputy Chairperson of the National Council, Margaret Mensah-Williams; Swapo youth league secretary, Elijah Ngurare.
In 2012, the college registered 33 211 for the secondary education programme. Of this figure, 10 227 and 22 666 sat for the JSC and NSSCO national examinations.
For JSC, 89.95% subjects were graded while 81.7% of NSSCO entries were graded, more than 20% subjects entries recorded A stars.
The learners who received the awards excelled last year in part-time Junior Secondary Certificate (JSC) and Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate ordinary level (NSSCO).
Jarius Wilbard, a first year computer science student at the University of Namibia (Unam), Heidi Kruger, and Nghinaunye Ali were the biggest winners.
Wilbard who was awarded with the best overall NamCol candidate on NSSCO LEVEL walked away with N$1500 courtesy of Bank Windhoek, N$2000 sponsored by KLK cleaning services,N$ 5000 from the Villager newspaper, N$2000 from DMS, N$1000 including a laptop  bag from Dinapama and a scholarship by NamCol covering 1 year registration and tuition fees at any educational instution of his choiceprizes and a trophy.
Kruger, the best overall performer at JSC, received N$1500 courtesy of Bank Windhoek, N$2000 from Dynamic Mobile Solutions (DMS), a N$5000 study voucher by Cambridge University Press, N$1000 and laptop bag from Dinapama and N$500 from Kerry McNamara. Ali received a N$5000 scholarship voucher from Triad Printing for her best overall performance in NSSCO accounting.
Speaking during the prize giving ceremony, Mcleod-Katjirua said Government will continue to recognise the importance of education as an important tool in the development of the country.
“The Government, therefore, put in sufficient financial resources into education sector to ensure that Namibia will be assured of a well educated populace to facilitate the growth and development of our country,” said Mcleod-Katjtirua.
NamCol Director, Heroldt Murangi said the college fully comprehends the national duty  of facilitating and nurturing the out-of-school youths and adults to prepare them for their further studies.
For the past three years, Namibia College of Open Learning (NamCol) has been holding its yearly prize giving ceremony in recognition of its best performers for grade 10 and 12 NamCol learners’ country wide.