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Vol. 22 No. 111 Windhoek, Namibia Thursday, January 12 2016 Friday, January 6 2017 TOP RANKING REGIONS Vol. 22 No. 107 TOP 20 GOVERNEMNT SCHOOLS Windhoek, Namibia TOP 20 PRIVATE SCHOOLS REGION Erongo Otjozondjupa Kavango East Khomas Ohangwena Oshikoto Hardap Omusati Kavango West // Kharas Omaheke Kunene Oshana Zambezi RANK ORDER IN 2016 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 RANK ORDER IN 2015 3 4 1 5 8 2 7 11 10 12 6 9 13 14 MOVEMENT Moved 2 places up Moved 2 places up Dropped 2 places Moved 1 place up Moved 3 places up Dropped 4 places No change Moved 3 places up Moved 1 place up Moved 2 places up Dropped 5 places Dropped 3 places No change No change SCHOOL RANK ORDER * REGION St Boniface College St Paul’s College Canisianum Roman School Oshigambo HS Deutche HPS Elcin Nkurenkuru HS Windhoek Gymnasium PS Duneside Private HS St George’s Diocesan CS TUCSIN Heroes PS Oranjemund PS Karibib PS Amazing Kids PS St Joseph’s RC Walvis Bay PS Edugate Academy Grootfontein Agric College Berg-Op Academy PS Mariental Gymnasium 1(1) 2(2) 3(4) 4(6) 5(14) 6(7) 7(8) 8(10) 9(9) 10(13) 11(11) 12(17) 13(19) 14(24) 15(20) 16(15) 17(12) 18(23) 19(16) 20(new school) Kavango East Khomas Omusati Oshikoto Khomas Kavango West Khomas Erongo Khomas Khomas Oshikoto //Kharas Erongo Khomas Khomas Erongo Otjozondjupa Otjozondjupa Otjozondjupa Hardap SCHOOL Negumbo SS Rev Juuso Shikongo SS Gabriel Taapopi SSS Otjiwarongo Secondary School Delta Secondary School Namib High School Haimbili Haufiku SS Ongha SS Windhoek HS Paresis SS Etosha SS Onawa SSS Max Makushe SS Nuuyoma SS Mwadikange Kaulinge SS Matumbo Angelina Ribebe Kuisebmond SS Romanus Kamunoko SS J G V D Wath SS Ekulo SS RANK ORDER * 1(2) 2(5) 3(10) 4(7) 5(3) 6(4) 7(6) 8(27) 9(16) 10(35) 11(12) 12(New school) 13(13) 14(18) 15(9) 16(8) 17(51) 18(65) 19(33) 20(21) REGION Omusati Oshikoto Oshana Otjozondjupa Khomas Erongo Ohangwena Ohangwena Khomas Otjozondjupa Oshikoto Omusati Kavango East Omusati Ohangwena Kavango East Erongo Kavango East Otjozondjupa Oshikoto ore than 7000 qualify for university Inside Today King Mandume statue to be unveiled The statue of King Mandume yaNdemufao who died fighting the joint colonial military forces of the Portuguese and the British Empire is to be unveiled on February 4. Page 3 Improving commodity prices to propel mining sector in 2017 The Chamber of Mines of Namibia has concurred with local economic analysts who are of the opinion that the mining sector will be one of the main drivers of the domestic economy in 2017. Page 9 Albertina Nakale Windhoek Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Katrina Hanse-Himarwa yesterday announced that 7 772 (36.8 percent) of 21 104 full-time learners who sat for Grade 12 ordinary level examinations during 2016 qualified for admission to the country’s top Moody’s downgrades Namibia’s outlook to negative WINDHOEK Namibia is among the Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries that Moody’s Investors Services has downgraded from stable to negative. In its outlook report for 2017 released on Tuesday, the investor company, which is present in 36 countries, said the downgrade in Namibia’s economic outlook is due to a number reasons, including rising government debt. tertiary institutions. The minister was, however, quick to say it does not mean the rest failed, as there are some higher learning institutions that admit students who score as little as 20 points. The qualifying 7 772 candidates scored a minimum of 25 points with a minimum D symbol in English, or a score of four on higher level, the minister “We changed the outlook of Namibia to negative… from stable to reflect the risks of fiscal slippage, rising government debt levels and servicing costs.” The report, entitled ‘Sovereigns - Sub-Saharan African: Negative Outlook Amid Liquidity Stress, Low Growth, Political Risk’, noted that apart from relying heavily on or needing external export, the region’s subdued growth is driven by one main factor. “The main driver of the explained. She said there is hope for the remaining students, as there are universities and colleges in Namibia that accept students even with 20 points and above for various qualifications, ranging from certificates to diplomas. Reflecting on the performance of the 2016 ordinary level Grade 12 candidates, she confirmed yesterday negative outlook is the liquidity stress facing commodity dependent sovereigns due to recurrent fiscal deficits and challenging funding conditions.” Moody’s said by December 31, 2016 they had downgraded a third of the region’s 19 rated sovereigns. These included heavily oil-reliant Nigeria and Gabon, where the flexibility of fiscal policies are limited, and Mozambique, where foreign reserves were declining. MOODY'S on page 2 that 36.8 percent of students qualify for admission to tertiary institutions, compared to 6 056 learners (29.8 percent) in 2015, excluding part-time candidates. She further said if an E symbol in English is accepted, 12 004 (56.9 percent) would qualify for university admission. Well done… From left: Fiina Nambambi from Haimbili Haufiku Secondary School (one of the top performers in Grade 12) with Education Minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa and Fiina’s mother, Lovisa Nambambi. Top performer shares secret to success Albertina Nakale Windhoek QUALIFY on page 2 “I have a great support system and I focused on what I wanted,” says 18-year-old Justina Mutoka from St Boniface College in Kavango East, who is second-placed candidate with the best overall performance nationally in six Namibia Secondary Senior Certificate (NSSC) ordinary level subjects. TOP on page 2 ge 2 HIV on New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper app.newera.com.na • classifieds.newera.com.na • newera.com.na/discover

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