By Alex Byakatonda

Kabale District yesterday released this year’s District Primary Mock examination results, with education authorities, expressing concern
over the continued unexplained absenteeism of head teachers, teachers, and learners and lack of lunch meals for learners, as some of the factors that continue to derail the performance of learners.

According to the results released today by the education authorities, 24 candidates scored a division representing 0.6%, 422 scored a second division, representing 11.3%, 418 came in the third grade, representing 11.2%, while 792 scored a fourth grade, representing 21%,
while 1883 candidates representing 49.9%, were ungraded. 230 candidates did not sit their mock examinations.

Speaking during the release of the results at the district Rukiiko hall during the meeting with primary school head teachers, the Kabale
District senior Inspector of schools, Wilberforce Nabaasa, noted that 1,657 candidates, representing 43.9% of 3,540, who sat for the
examinations, passed this year’s Mock examinations, while 1,883 representing 49.9%, failed the examinations. The examinations were
done on 9th and 10th August 2022.

He added that Kitumba Sub County was the best performing sub county with 11 candidates in the first grade, while Butanda, Rubaya
Ryakarimira T/C, Kahungye and Kibuga sub counties, did not register any single candidate in the first division.

Nabaasa also highlighted inadequate supervision of the teaching and learning process, low curriculum coverage, lack of parents’
participation in the school programs and teachers’ inability to prepare adequately for teaching as other factors leading to the poor

Nabaasa recommends some of the remedies to improving on performance like the need to enact bye-laws aimed at fighting learner absenteeism and school dropouts, regular sensitization of parents on their roles and responsibilities towards children education should be a priority for all school stakeholders.


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