It was all joy at Kings Day Care and Primary School after results were released by UNEB on 12th/January/2015. Our P.7 pupils performed excellently in their final exams scoring and passing in only Division 1.
On behalf of management and teachers we thank very much the parents who entrusted their children to us and call on other parents to bring their kids to our school for excellent education and co-curricular activities.
“Congratulation to you all and May the God lord bless you in your further studies” said the Director.
KINGS PRIMARY SCHOOL – KABOWA
008143 - P.L.E RESULTS – 2015
|Index No.||Name||MATHMATICS||ENG||SCIENCE||S. S. T||Total Agg.||Division|
|008143/085||NABADDA DAMALIE BATENGA||1||2||2||2||7||Div.1|
|008143/138||NAMAATO HUSNAH NADIA||3||2||2||2||9||Div.1|
About 20 percent of head teachers, teachers and pupils are estimated to be absent for at least two days in a week at Primary schools in Uganda, a draft report by the Directorate of Education Standards (DES) has shown.
Presenting a report on the quality of education in Uganda Abdallah Mutazindwa, the Director of Education Standards said that the primary education sector has in the last one year been characterized by inadequate and inefficient teaching and learning, resulting from absenteeism among teachers, head teachers, and learners.
The report by DES showed that low teacher motivation is attributed to low salaries, limited promotional avenues and lack of accommodation particularly in the hard-to-reach areas.
The head of education department in Uganda catholic Secretariat, Uganda Episcopal Conference, Fr. Dr. Lucian Arinaitwe (left) looks on as the Vice Chancellor of Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Prof. Obua Celestion (right) talks to the minister of Education and Sports, Jessica Alupo during the education review conference at Golf Course Hotel Kampala on 26 Aug 2015. Photo by Ronnie Kijjambu
"We noticed that most of the teachers are usually absent and deserting duty stations because they pay more attention to their part time jobs at the mushrooming private schools around the country," Mutazindwa said.
He recommended that the teaching profession be regulated as is with other professions.
"The ministry took on a lot of work. We spend a lot of resources on registration on teachers. For instance lawyers and engineers are not registered by the ministry of justice and ministry of works, respectively," he said.
In order to practice as a teacher, a qualified person is registered by the Ministry of Education and given a non-renewable certificate of registration.
Mutazindwa suggested that like other professionals, teachers should be given renewable practicing certificates, so that they are evaluated in order to find out whether they have achieved certain targets, before their certificates are renewed.
The Program Officer in-charge of Education in Uganda Joint Christian Council, Rev. Fr. John Byamukama (left) chats with the Director of Education Standards in the ministry of education and Sports, Mutazindwa Abdallah during the education review conference at Golf Course Hotel Kampala on 26 Aug 2015. Photo by Ronnie Kijjambu
HE was a bright boy throughout his primary education, always comfortably standing among the first three class positions of his class every end of term. Joshua Kusiimwa had a great education career path, until the worst happened.
A few days to his Primary Leaving Examinations, Kusiimwa fell sick. Much as he turned up for the final national examinations, he was disorganised and he did not pass. He got 15 aggregates from four subjects; instead of the four aggregates he had always obtained in Primary Five and Six.
Kusiimwa later joined an academically weak secondary school, ending up with an unprofessional degree course at the university.
“We have lost good brains in this country, not because they are not intelligent, but because they failed to cram towards the final examinations and are now struggling in life. This has to end,” says the education state minister Dr. John Muyingo.
As the minister notes, the situation would have been different for Kusiimwa, had he been doing continuous assessments; since an accumulation of good scores in Primary Five and Six would have helped him excel in his final examinations.