UNEB Executive Secretary Dan Odongo notes that it has been a perennial challenge for many schools. For instance, Odongo says, both English and Mathematics performance was poor in questions where candidates were required to apply knowledge in problem-solving situations or express themselves freely.
Data obtained from Uganda National Examinations Board shows that Amudat district registered the lowest number of first grades in the country, with only two, out of 301 candidates scoring aggregates in the first grade. Last year, only one candidate passed in Division One in the whole district.
Up to 56 candidates sat for PLE at the centre. Of these, 31, attained aggregates in second grade, 19 were in third grade, four got fourth-grade aggregates, while two were ungraded (U). Six of the candidates who had registered at the centre were registered absent.
According to Professor Suruma, education without compassion and integrity is not enough. He urged the graduands and citizens to start instilling values right from homes if they want a clean and fair society.
Kafuuzi, who missed out on the administration of oath early this week said that contrary to the queries, he has an experience spanning 13 years in the legal field, eight of them as an advocate of the high court. He is optimistic that the committee will give him a nod as soon as members reconvene to review his credentials as submitted by the judiciary.
Simon Peter Kalule one of the residents blames Nsubuga of concurrently holding positions as the Village and Parish council chairperson which affects his ability to deliver in either of the two offices. He adds that Nsubuga, who also the Parish National Resistance Movement-NRM party chairperson has been suffocating all voices that complain about his leadership style.
Egau, currently an English teacher at Otuboi Primary School in Kalaki district had just lost her husband of 23 years to another woman, a graduate who made her feel like a nobody, a laughingstock. Her esteem had been washed down the drain.
One of the roads that have been queried includes the four-lane highway Kampala-Entebbe Expressway, which was cost up to USD 9.3 million per kilometre. The 51-kilometer road, whose total cost is calculated at 1.7 trillion Shillings, has been highlighted as the costliest road project among low to middle-income countries.
The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) officials were silent on the cause of the drop. The possible explanation could be that more parents are choosing to take their pupils to private schools where it is assumed that they will pass well than in UPE schools.
The UNEB Secretary General Dan Odongo said at least 7.6 per cent of the pupils managed either a distinction 1 or 2 in English while 14 per cent managed the same in SST. For Mathematics and Science, while the general performance improved, fewer learners managed a distinction at that level.
The money, from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Uganda will be channelled through Catholic Relief Services (CRS). The target is to support over 1,000 flood-affected individuals in the Rwenzori sub-region through the provision of emergency shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and non-food items to communities with the greatest need in Bundibugyo.
According to the report, Africa has continued to suffer from near-stagnation. In a third of developing countries dependent on commodities, average real incomes are lower today than they were in 2014 and, in several sub-Saharan African countries, the number of people living in extreme poverty has risen.
Byaruhanga says that although the court had asked Uganda and the DRC to settle the matter out of court, DRC proposed 23 billion US Dollars which was too much for Uganda. Uganda has however offered 150 million dollars, though it hasn’t been agreed yet by DRC.