In primary three, Lubowa was tested and declared a genius. He had a kind of intellect that would make a parent leap for joy. But there was a problem; he needed an accelerated education program to match his intellect, and this implied that the Ugandan mainstream education system would not help him in any way.
Dan N. Odongo, the UNEB Executive Secretary attributes the poor performance in biology on laziness on the part of teachers. According to Odongo, teachers concentrate on theoretical lessons at the expense of practical lessons.
State Minister for Primary Education Rose Mary Nansubuga Sseninde observes that the neglected learning areas were integrated into the curriculum with an objective of arousing the pupils creativity and free expression and to equip them with skills that would enable them to survive in the world after school.
According to the results, the three government-aided secondary schools in the district only one student from Moroto High School obtained first grade, while majority of students at Nadunget Seed Secondary School and Moroto Parents Secondary School obtained Division four.
Although UNEB says there was a slight improvement in the performance of senior four students examined in 2018, examiners are concerned that increasingly, learners are applying sms jargon in answering questions during examinations and still have trouble answering questions that require cognitive skills, description and analysis.
Christopher Opoka, the head teacher of Kitgum High School who also doubles as the as the UCE Centre Coordinator for Kitgum district says the distribution of the question papers was commendably accomplished across the fifteen schools that are sitting for the exams.
Nine students implicated in examination malpractices in Gulu district are facing tough sanctions from the Uganda National Examinations Board UNEB. The sanctions include a ban from sitting national examinations for at least three years once confirmed by the security committee of the national examinations body.