WINDHOEK: Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Anna Nghipondoka has stated that results from Savo Nuts Private School candidates are not withheld, but rather nullified for the subjects with evidence of malpractice.

These candidates are currently serving a 12-month penalty outlined in the Government Gazette on 28 June 2016, for violating the minimum requirements and standards for administering national senior secondary certificate examinations.

Nghipondoka on Thursday was responding to questions posed by Member of Parliament Elma Dienda of the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM), in relation to the examination results of some candidates from Savo Nuts Private School at Oshikango in the Ohangwena Region.

Dienda inquired whether these learners would be able to continue their education at the school in question, given that the topic of deregistering the school is still in court.

The minister stated that the candidates will be allowed to finish their study beginning in 2025, as they are only barred for 12 mo
nths.

‘Candidates can repeat their subjects at any registered and recognised centre for national examinations. I should also clarify that the school under discussion has not been de-registered,’ she stated.

The MP also wanted to know how the ministry will ensure that these students do not face discrimination when they attend other schools.

The minister stated that learners can register at any centre without discrimination as long as they have the requisite documents. The names of these candidates are not made public by the ministry, thus prejudice is quite improbable, she stated.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

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