Kampala Par­ents tops Uganda Math­e­mat­ics

East African Business Week - - NEWS/ADVERT - BY EABW RE­PORTER

KAMPALA, UGANDAU­ganda last week re­leased its 2016 Pri­mary Leav­ing Ex­am­i­na­tions (PLE) with Kampala Par­ents School emerg­ing as best per­form­ing school in the coun­try when it comes to Math­e­mat­ics.

“This is to con­grat­u­late our pupils upon be­ing the best in Math coun­try­wide in the just re­leased PLE re­sults by the Uganda Na­tional Ex­am­i­na­tions Board. We are so hon­ored and hum­bled by this achieve­ment. “Our sin­cere ap­pre­ci­a­tion goes out to our dear stu­dents for their end­less ef­forts, teach­ers, non-teach­ing staff, our es­teemed par­ents and well-wish­ers. Thank you once again for your con­tin­ued sup­port,” Daphne Kato, the school prin­ci­pal said of their achieve­ment. This was shortly af­ter the min­istry of ed­u­ca­tion and sport and Uganda Na­tional Ex­am­i­na­tions Board (UNEB) had re­leased the ex­ams last Thurs­day. The school prides it­self with state of the art learn­ing fa­cil­i­ties and qual­i­fied teach­ers. It saw 200 pupils out of the 274 who sat for PLE pass in first di­vi­sion while the re­main­ing 74 passed in su­per di­vi­sion two. The re­leased na­tional PLE ex­ams of 2016 in­di­cated an im­proved gen­eral per­for­mance with a fail­ure re­duc­tion of 9.2 per­cent. The boys’ fail­ure rate was reg­is­tered at 5.3% and while that of girls was at 7.7%. Janet Mu­sev­eni the Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter ex­pressed de­light see­ing that more than 50% of the pupils who com­pleted pri­mary ed­u­ca­tion last year were fe­male. The re­sults showed that male can­di­dates beat their fe­male coun­ter­parts; this is ac­cord­ing to UNEB Chair­per­son Prof. Mary Ok­wakol. There was marked im­proved per­for­mance es­pe­cially in Eng­lish, with girls per­form­ing bet­ter than boys. In the past, poor hand­writ­ing has been the un­do­ing for some can­di­dates. But this time round, ac­cord­ing to UNEB, ex­am­in­ers re­ported that hand­writ­ing was more read­able and can­di­dates were more de­tailed in their an­swer­ing of ques­tions, with fuller sen­tences. Mu­sev­eni said since the in­tro­duc­tion of UPE, PLE can­di­da­ture had in­creased. How­ever, ur­ban schools per­formed bet­ter than ru­ral schools, with non-upe can­di­dates shown to have per­formed bet­ter than their UPE coun­ter­parts.

Kampala Par­ents School emerged as the best per­form­ing school in the coun­try when it comes to Math­e­mat­ics.

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