USAKOS: Da-Palm Junior Secondary School in Otjimbingwe emerged as the winner of the 2012 European Union (EU) Erongo Region’s school quiz held here on Saturday.
The quiz, which was held at the Usakos Junior Secondary School, saw five schools from Karibib, Usakos, Arandis and Otjimbingwe competing against each other.
The first quiz was held in Windhoek in the Khomas Region in 2008, followed by the second quiz held in Oshakati in the Oshana Region in 2010.
The quiz covered the disciplines of history, current affairs and politics of the European Union, as well as the EU’s partnership with Namibia.
Speaking on Saturday, the Head of the EU Delegation to Namibia, Ambassador Raul Fuentes Milani told the learners that as future leaders of their country, it is important that they are aware of and have an understanding of the world they live in.
The Karas Region was crowned the overall winner of the National Science Fair Competition for 2012 at a prize-giving ceremony held in Windhoek on Thursday.
This was the second time in row that the southern region won the annual science competition, walking away with a trophy and gold medals.
The Khomas Region landed in second place in this year’s competition, while the third place was won by the Otjozondjupa Region.
The Rosh Pinah Academy was the best performer in the primary school category, followed by Windhoek’s St George’s Diocesan School and Oranjemund Private School in second and third place respectively.
In the secondary school category, Oranjemund Private School was in first place, followed by St Paul’s College and Windhoek Gymnasium Private School.