Calls for abolishment of new school curriculum
• By Tracy Tafirenyika
TEACHERS Union of Namibia (TUN) secretary general, Mahongora Kavihuha, together with the National Democratic Party of Namibia (NDP) president and founder of Free Education Martin Lukato are calling for the Ministry of Education to abolish the new education curriculum after the recent poor performance for the grade 11 level.
Results released last Friday show that only 18.8 percent of last year’s grade 11 candidates qualified to progress to Advanced Subsidiary level subjects. This means that only 8 817 full-time candidates qualified with a C symbol or better in three subjects out of 46 977 who sat for the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSCO) exams.
The duo is also stating that the high failure rate of the grade 11 learners will drag most of the youngsters into the streets, which will possibly increase the crime rate in Namibia.
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