WINDHOEK: The Deputy Minister of Education has called on teachers marking Grade 10 and Grade 12 national examination papers to familiarise themselves with the marking criteria used for the subjects.
David Namwandi, who officially launched the marking sessions in the capital today, said marking criteria are helpful as they help a marker to understand complex questions and determine the learner’s level of proficiency.
He stressed that the application of the marking criteria should be done ‘analytically and holistically’.
The Deputy Education Minister added that it is also imperative that learners’ positive achievements in the analysis of questions and the level of answers given are considered, as this in most cases helps vary the ability and understanding of the variation of answers given by learners.
Over 1 000 teachers are involved in the marking of the Grades 10 and 12 examination papers. The marking, which is being done at the Windhoek Show Grounds, started on 17 October and ends on 30 November.