The Landless People’s Movement Youth and Students Command Element secretary, Duminga Ndala said the NSSCO Grade 11 results are disastrous and show poverty inequality between government and private schools. Ndala told the Namibia Press Agency on Friday, that the low pass rate can be attributed to various challenges schools and learners faced during the 2021 academic year, ranging from lockdowns due to COVID-19, which forced the government to close down schools, exam paper leakage, and perhaps classrooms accommodating more learners than they are supposed to, particularly in public schools. A total of 46 977 full-time and 7 348 part-time candidates sat for the 2021 national examinations. However, only 8 817 learners passed and will proceed to Grade 12.
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