Kampala Parents School has yet again marched to a top notch performance in the just released 2016 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE).
The Naguru-based school belonging to tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia registered 200 first grades out of the 274 candidates who sat for the national exams last year.
The remaining 74 passed in second grade. The school’s candidates were also the best performers in mathematics. “This is to congratulate our pupils upon being the best in Math country wide in the just released PLE results by the Uganda National Examinations Board. We are so honored and humbled by this achievement,” the school Principal Daphne Kato said. She attributed the excellent performance to the efforts by pupils, school management and parents.
“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,” Ms Kato added.
The owner of the school businessman Ruparelia, who rewarded the best performing pupils with cash prizes of Shs2 million, boasts of state of the art learning facilities which provide a conducive learning environment.
The Ministry of Education and Sports in conjunction with the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) on Thursday released the 2016 PLE results indicating an improved general performance with a failure reduction of 9.2 per cent.
The boys’ failure rate was registered at 5.3 per cent and while that of girls was at 7.7 per cent. Janet Museveni, the minister of education, expressed delight seeing that more than 50 per cent of the pupils who completed primary education last year were female while UNEB Chairperson Prof.Mary Okwakol said the results showed that male candidates beat their female counterparts.
According to UNEB, there was marked improved performance especially in English, with girls performing better than boys. It said that in the past, poor handwriting has been the undoing for some candidates. But this time round, UNEB says examiners reported that handwriting was more legible and candidates were more detailed in their answering of questions, with fuller sentences.