The JSC and NSSCO Examinations take place in October/November every year. The National Examinations, Assessment and Certiﬁcation Board of Namibia laid down the requirements for registration to sit for the JSC and NSSCO examinations. Such requirements change from time to time. Hence learners are advised to consult the DNEA booklet on examinations. More information can be obtained from the Heads of the local examination centres or the Examinations Ofﬁcers at the Regional Ofﬁces of the Ministry of Education.
Examinations are the responsibility of DNEA and not NAMCOL (Refer to the DNEA booklet on examination information) Some of the important points are reproduced here:
Examination registration for Grade 10 (JSC) and Grade 12 (NSSCO) usually takes place between February and April each year. (Registration after the speciﬁed period calls for a late registration fee.) Learners must register and pay for the examination at their nearest examination centres.
After paying the fees, learners should complete the examination registration form and hand in the form to the Head of the Examination Centre. Learners should take their identity documents (ID card, passport, birth certiﬁcate or certiﬁed copies of any of these) for registration. Learners must also take the NAMCOL payment receipt.
This is to conﬁrm that they are enrolled with NAMCOL. It is vital that learners ﬁll in the form completely and accurately. They are responsible for the correctness of their personal and subject entry details. When registering for each subject, it is important that learners use the correct subject codes or option codes in the spaces provided on the form.
From the middle of June onwards, the preliminary registration list is available at each examination centre. Learners must go to the centres before the end of June to check whether their personal information is correct. This is the last chance for them to rectify any errors, for example wrong birth dates, wrong subjects and so forth.
Learners should collect their examination admission permits at the examination centre where they registered for examinations, usually at the beginning of September.
NSSC Agriculture consists of 3 compulsory examination papers:
Paper 1: Multiple choice questions
Paper 2: Structured questions
Paper 3: Practical Assessment: It is very important for learners to know that the Practical Assessment (Paper 3) should be done through face-to-face sessions conducted throughout the year. Each learner is required to carry out practical exercises of which 5 should be assessed by a tutor as part of Paper 3. Learners who fail to carry out these exercises will get an incomplete result.
All NSSC language ﬁrst-time takers are required to do an Oral Assessment early in September. However, re-sit candidates may transfer the marks from the previous year (2014).
Learners must sit for all examination papers, otherwise they will obtain an incomplete result.(Please consult the DNEA booklet for further information in this regard.)