Kampala Parents School emerges again among top performing 2020 PLE schools.
... e-learning is very helpful because we don't know when the pandemic will end. Both teachers and oupils can stay at home through such learning. This had supported good performance.
Kampala Parents School has in the 2020 Primary Leaving Exams (PLE) scored among the top schools in Uganda.
The released 2020 P.L.E results that was announced on Friday announced 129 pupils in the first grade out of 186 with majority of the pupils in the wonderful range of 4-6 aggregates.
The Principal Daphine Kato urged government to scale up online learning to ensure that children continue learning during the current Covid-19 pandemic or other challenges that could emerge in future. Most public schools in Uganda lack internet facilities and as such many pupils cannot access learning online.
"The situation was not so normal but we had to give our best, online lessons helped a lot, because if we had not had them, we could have not had such results. I urge the government to increase efforts and promote E-learning because we do not know when the pandemic will end. E-learning is very helpful and health because both teachers and the pupils stay in their respect homes” she said.
The principal said that the performance of the pupils saying it is remarkable given the tough conditions pupils studied in and sat for the examinations. "The results have been released; the general performance is very good. Given the difficult time, to see our pupils performing like this is really wonderful, we thank God and the parents that really cooperated with us to get this kind of performance,” she added.
UNEB released the results Friday of the 2020 Primary Living Examination and a total of 749,761 candidates, 395,855 (53 per cent) females and 353,957 males (47 per cent) registered for PLE from 14,300 centres.
UNEB withheld results for at 2,220 candidates pending completion of investigations into examination malpractices.
The largest numbers of withheld results are from districts in the Rwenzori region, especially in the districts of Bundibugyo and Kasese.
The Board Executive Secretary of UNEB Dan Odongo said “Schools whose results are withheld will be notified through their District Inspectors of Schools.
All candidates whose results have been withheld will be accorded a fair hearing by the Board’s Examinations Security Committee,”
Odongo said security operatives arrested some distributors in the districts of Nakasongola, and the greater Masaka areas who were entrusted with delivering the examination papers to examination centres, but along the way, cut the envelopes with a view to access the questions.
“These will be prosecuted in accordance with the UNEB Act,” he said. A total of 749,761 candidates from 14,300 centres (schools) registered for PLE in 2020 compared to 695,804 in 2019. Of this number, 513,085 (68.4%) from 11,231 centres were Universal Primary Education (UPE) beneficiaries, and 236,677 (31.6%) of the candidates were Non UPE. Table 1 below gives details of candidature and centres for the last five years.