The 23 points are not determined by dividing the overall pass mark by half. The Ministry assesses the learners by competency. As per the Education Act, 2001 (4) the National Examination, Assessment and Certification board determine (i) The minimum requirements and minimum standards to which the courses of study, curriculums and syllabuses under which such education is provided must comply and (iii) Minimum requirements and minimum standards for assessment and promotions. The decision is also informed by the promotion policy.Ministry of Education, a learner passed grade 10 through NAMCOL. The student would like to continue with grade11. However they were not enrolled in Ohangwena Region, they said the learner is over age? Why can't the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture recruit counsellor school teachers at every school just like it does with other subjects? WHY DO YOU HAVE TO CHANGE THE POINTS FOR GRADE 10 IN 2017?