The fourth edition of the Annual High School Programming Competition took place at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), on 21 September 2019. The Competition is an annual event, which began in 2015 as an initiative by the Faculty of Computing and Informatics (FCI) to create awareness among schools about the importance of programming and problem solving to encourage learners to take up studies in computing fields. The learners were coached for several weeks by their teachers, the FCI staff and students from the faculty’s Muhoko Game Developer Student Society.
Eight high schools took part in this year’s Competition: Windhoek Technical High School, Otjiwarongo Senior Secondary School, Delta Senior Secondary School, Karibib Private School, Rocky Crest High School, Concordia College, Acacia High School and Deutsche Höhere Privatschule.
Syntex Technologies, Nampower Foundation, Exedin, Nampost, the Inclusive Collaborative Technology Innovation Hub, Woermann Brock and Green Enterprise Solutions sponsored the event. The overall prizes for the winners included a laptop and N$2 000 for the winning school, N$2 000 for the first runner-up and N$1 000 for the second runner-up.
The overall winner was Windhoek Technical High School, followed by Otjiwarongo Senior Secondary School and Delta Senior Secondary School occupying third place. The Competition was a great success as the learners were inquisitive and participated attentively.