Objectives

Analysis of programme objectives

ANALYSIS OF PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

There is a growing concern that academic performance in schools is not at par with the national set standards. The factor leading to this has been the apparent lack of interest in students in academic matters, poor communication skills and a lack of interest in expanding their knowledge horizon beyond the given school curriculum.

The proposed programme is designed to tackle the key facets of the problem faced by the country’s youth with respect to academic performance as it cultivates a culture of research and questing for knowledge within the students. The skills that will be imparted in the students through this program are life skills which will be useful to them throughout their lives. These include research skills, communication skills, cognitive and analytical skills and presentation skills which are important at later stages in life (University and Work).

Identified Problem Programme Outcome to rectify problem.
Lack of interest in academic pursuit in studentsIncrease interest in academic study, research and instill a competitive spirit in students
Limited communication skills Improved communication skills through speech training, expanded grammar, and increased exposure to communicating ideas to different audiences.
Lack of creative ability and inability to express ideas effectivelyParticipants are encouraged to study widely and increase their General Knowledge. Public speaking allows them to express their ideas clearly and effectively.
Decreased ratings of schools due to perceived lack of academic excellenceCompetition amongst schools increases overall school performance as their academic delivery is showcased through the performance of their students at such competitive platforms.
Limited knowledge of contemporary issues Nationally and Internationally.The competitions encourage the participating teams to extensively research on various issues and to keep up with the latest national and international issues.

Benefits

Participants of this program will immediately benefit from the following:

  • Exposure to a broad range of school and cultural subjects,
  • Leadership skills.
  • Communication Skills.
  • Development of memorization and study skills,
  • An improved ability to cooperate and work in teams,
  • Improved personal confidence in front of groups,
  • Improved oratory and written skills (coherence, logical reasoning, grammar);
  • Creativity and interpretive skills (ability to think outside the box)
  • Improved social and interactive skills.
The benefits of the programme for the students are not limited to academic benefits, but they extend to the social lives of the participants. The programme grooms participants to be future leaders in their fields of interest and they will become outstanding citizens of Namibia who are innovative individuals.

Another benefit of this programme is that it creates a sense of competition amongst schools, creating an environment which leads to better commitment to academic performance at the school level in order to outperform competitors. Parents will take more interest in the activities of their children in schools as schools tend to be generally ranked according to their visible achievements. All parents aspire to have their children attend the best academic institution they can afford and rankings are made through recognition of the schools achievements in different disciplines on a national level. Our programme will allow schools to “market” themselves through the achievements of their teams at all levels from cluster to regional to national levels.

Many times a lot of people find it quite nerve wracking to speak in front of peers or strangers alike. It has been noticed that many adults who fear to speak in the public never learnt how to feel comfortable in front of a crowd when they were children. At LCPS we would like to overcome this by nipping the fear in the bud.

The proposed programme is designed to tackle the key facets of the problem faced by the country’s youth with respect to academic performance as it cultivates a culture of research and questing for knowledge within the students.