Thinker Meda Wagtole once opined that ‘‘to be educated means, I will not only be able to help myself, but also my family, my country, my people. The benefits will be many’’.
Naguru (Kampala) — Kampala Parents (KPS) has emerged among the best schools in the country after recording exemplary performance in the 2019 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE).
According to the results, KPS registered 172 First Grades while 54 passed in Second Division.
Of the 172 First Grades, 15 scored four aggregates, 16 had five aggregates while 22 candidates got six aggregates.
KPS Principal, Daphine Kato attributed the good performance to commitment, hard work and focus. She also praised the pupils for discipline and hard work.
“I am grateful for this achievement, it is no mean achievement and I want to thank members of staff especially 2019 primary seven teachers, the well-disciplined pupils but above all school directors for providing everything on time,” Kato said.
– 2019 PLE Results –
The results from last year’s Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) were released Friday, indicating improved general performance, with boys beating girls.
In his delivery of the statement of release, Dan Odongo, the executive secretary of Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB), said that a total of 695,804 candidates from 13,475 centres registered for last year’s exam.
Of this statistic, 473,893 candidates (68.2%) were Universal Primary Education (UPE) beneficiaries, and 221,912 from private schools.
UNEB chairperson Mary Okwakol presented the booklet containing the results to First Lady and education minister Janet Museveni shortly after midday.
The minister later officially released the results to the public after her speech inside auditorium at Kampala Parents’ School.
In her delivery, Mrs. Museveni castigated those engaged in forcing pupils to have pre-registration exams, saying it is unfair.
“This practice of giving pre-registration examinations must stop!” Mrs. Museveni said, adding that, “All children who go to school must have the opportunity to sit the final exams.”
– Kampala Primary School –
Situated along lugogo by pass, KPS with an enrolment of over 3000 pupils, 130 well trained teachers and over 150 non-teaching staff members is on international level but follows a local curriculum.
Owned by property mogul, Sudhir Ruparelia, KPS takes great pride not only in the appearance of the School but also in developing state-of-the-art facilities to meet the needs of its students.
Among the school’s facilities are spacious classrooms, two well stocked school libraries, computer rooms with smart boards, cookery room and a tailoring room.
Other facilities at the school include art rooms, a swimming pool, play field, a sick bay and a multi-purpose hall among others.