1. The Ministry of Education is pleased to announce that it has been possible to release the preliminary results before Christmas. We thank the Directorate National Examinations and Assessment and the Regional Offices of Education for the smooth administration of the examinations as well as teachers who assisted with marking. Candidates are also congratulated on their results and are wished a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
The JSC results for the full-time and part-time candidates are to be announced simultaneously in all regions on Thursday 22 December 2011 at 08:00.
The results will be available on the website of the Directorate National Examinations and Assessment at www.dnea.gov.na, the website of the Ministry of Education www.moe.gov.na and will also be accessible via an SMS service.
The following procedure should be followed when using the SMS services. Send a message which gives the name of the examination, e.g. JSC followed by the surname and first name of the candidate.
Example: JSC Kalomoh Fennie
Write your full examination number
Example: JSC 101E250025
Send this information to any of the following numbers 2929 or 99099 and in response your surname, name and results will be displayed on the screen of your cell phone.
Both the websites and the SMS service will become active on, Thursday, 22 December 2011 at 24:00 midnight.
2. This year, 35 640 full-time Grade 10 candidates were registered for the examination at 597 Junior Secondary Schools. There was an increase of 2070 (6.2%) of full-time candidates when compared to 2010 enrollment. The National Junior Secondary Certificate (JSC) Grade 10 Examination is comprised of 34 examination subjects and 83 examination components (papers).
3. ADMISSION TO GRADE 11 IN 2012
3.1 Although candidates took nine (9) subjects, the number of points scored in their best six subjects, which must include English Language, have been taken into account for admission to Grade 11 in 2012. The points are awarded on a point scale ranging from A to G represented as follows:
A=7; B=6; C=5; D=4; E=3; F=2; G=1
3.2 It should be noted that, for admission to Grade 11 in 2012, the Ministry has decided to keep the minimum requirement at 23 points and F grade (symbol) in English. The 23 points and F grade in English has been maintained since 2000. However, the pros and cons of the Curriculum and Assessment were seriously deliberated on, at the National Conference on Education that was held in Windhoek in 2011, and it was resolved to revisit and reform the Curriculum and Assessment paradigm in all grades.
3.3 Out of 35 640 candidates who registered for the Grade 10 examination in 2011, 18 372 have qualified for admission to grade 11 in 2012 on the minimum requirement of 23 points and above with an F grade (symbol) in English. This represents 51.5% if compared to 51.2% in 2010.
The number of candidates qualifying for admission to Grade 11 in 2012 could increase to approximately 20 872 depending on the number of part-time candidates who are registered with Part- time institutions such as NAMCOL, Rundu Achiever's Educational Centre etc. Therefore, it is expected that approximately 2 500 part-time candidates from these institutions may qualify for admission to full-time Grade 11 in 2012.
4. COMPARISON OF SOME ASPECTS OF THE 2010 EXAMINATION WITH PREVIOUS EXAMINATIONS.
4.1 Annexure A, shows some aspects of the 2011 and 2010 JSC examination for full time candidates in all subjects.
COMPARISON OF SOME ASPECTS OF THE 2011 AND 2010 JSC EXAMINATIONS FOR FULL-TIME CANDIDATES
In the following twenty (20) subjects higher mean marks (average marks) were obtained, higher percentages of candidates obtained better Grades and fewer candidates were ungraded if compared to 2010. (This is encouraging)
Oshikwanyama First Language
Silozi First Language
English First Language
Otjiherero First Language
Rukwangali First Language
Rumanyo First Language
German First Language
Thimbukushu First Language
English Second Language
German Foreign Language
French Foreigh Language
Design & Technology
Needlework & Clothing
Oshindonga First Language
5.2.2 In the following seven (7) subjects the performance of candidates was poorer than last year: (efforts must be geared to improve this trend)
Integrated Perform. Arts
Setswana First Language
Afrikaans Second Language
Afrikaans First Language
5.2.3 In the following seven (7) subjects the performance of candidates was similar to last year.
Portuguese First Language
KhoeKhoegowab First Language
Keyboard and Word Processing
5.2.4 The relatively high percentage of ungraded candidates, in Accounting remains a matter of concern which will be attended to in all educational regions during 2012.
Accounting 26.2% in 2011 and 22.1% in 2010
There were no candidates registered for Typing during 2011 national examinations.
6. PERFORMANCES IN INDIVIDUAL SUBJECTS NATIONALLY AND PER REGION (See Annexures B1 and B2 - B14)
7. PROCEDURES FOR THE ISSUING OF RESULTS AND CERTIFICATES
7.1 The Statements of Results for full-time candidates will be released via regional offices to the schools where the examination was written, for handing out or posting to candidates. The Statements of Results will show the grades obtained per subject.
7.2 Regional offices will receive Broadsheets, which among other things, will indicate the subject grades awarded and points scored per candidate per school, in addition to the handing out of Statements of Results to candidates by schools.
7.3 Regional offices will provide a service during office hours by providing the results from the Broadsheets to candidates and relatives who personally turn up at the regional offices or phone the numbers given in Annexure C.
7.4 The Broadsheets as well as the Statements of Results will show the grades obtained per subject as well as the total points obtained by a candidate in his/her six best subjects which determine whether a candidate qualifies for admission to a full-time school in 2012. In cases where candidates did not comply with the continuous assessment (CA) requirements or did not turn up to write a component (paper) of the subject, or the examination as a whole, their Statements of Results will indicate such shortcomings by means of an I (Incomplete). If an X is reported on a candidate’s Statement of Results, it means that the result in the subject is still being investigated before it can be released.
Requests by candidates concerning the correctness of any of the information on the Statements of Results must be made to the school principal concerned on or before 17 January 2012. Fees payable for services rendered in this regard are as follows:
(a) The re-marking of subjects, on request: N$110.00 per subject.
(b) The checking of marks, on request: N$25.00 per subject;
(c) An explanation of an incomplete result (I) on the Statement of Results, on request: No charge.
(d) Application to correct personal details: No charge.
Payment for applicable services should be made at the Cashier at the examination centre. The receipt as proof of payment must be handed in to the principal of the school concerned with the completed application form. Application forms are available at the schools and must be completed in duplicate by candidates.
7.5 The Statements of Results will indicate the number of points scored by candidates in their six best subjects, which include English First or Second Language at Grade F or better. The points scored are reflected on the Statements of Results to indicate whether or not a candidate qualifies for admission to Grade 11 in a full-time school in 2012.
7.6 Potential Grade 11 candidates have already submitted applications for places in NSSC Higher and Ordinary Level schools, and school principals and regional office staff will soon be finalising the placement of learners. Details of placement will be available from regional offices at the telephone numbers listed in attached Annexure C and from NSSC schools where candidates have applied.
7.7 Certificates with the final results of the 2011 JSC examination will be forwarded to the schools/centres where candidates have sat for the examination at the end of March 2012.
8. RESULTS OF JSC VISUALLY AND HEARING IMPAIRED CANDIDATES
The results of the 43 hearing and visually impaired candidates will be released together with the results of all the other JSC candidates.
9. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
In summary 51.5% of 2011 candidates who wrote the Grade 10 (JSC) examination met the minimum requirements of 23 points and F symbol in English for admission to Grade 11 in 2012. The performance of the candidate was better at Grade A, F and G compared to 2010. It should also be noted that 95.9% of the candidates were graded compared to 95.5% for 2010. This is also supported by a decrease from 4.5% of the ungraded candidates in 2010 to 4.1% in 2011. However, the Ministry is still concerned with the poor performance in Accounting.
In conclusion the Ministry of Education is pleased to announce that ten (10) (23.3%) of Hearing and visually impaired candidates were able to score 35 points and above for admission to Grade 11. This shows the commitment of the Ministry towards inclusive Education.
Mr. ALFRED M. ILUKENA