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Arua Register General Decline In PLE Performance

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Arua District has registered a general decline in the performance in the 2018 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) compared to 2017.

The results released on Thursday showed a general decline for Arua. In Arua Municipality out of 2,600 pupils that sat in 21 centers only 196 obtained division one with the best candidates obtaining aggregate ranging from four to ten.

According to the preliminary report, Arua district that had over 14,000 candidates seat for  last year's PLE, 238 obtained first grade,

However, Raymond Ombere the principal education officer Arua municipality told URN that the general performance this last year has dropped. 

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Cue out: double our efforts…//

Relating the issues of poor performance to the recent Twaweeza report that examined factors responsible for poor academic performance in the country, Ombere says the report is a true reflection and not a surprise to the education stakeholders.

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Meanwhile at Christ the King primary school, a private school owned by Christ the King Catholic Parish in Arua Municipality, 14 candidates obtained division one out of 96. According to Amos Droma, the director of studies, the performance has also dropped compared to last year. He says low retention capacity of the learners is a key reason for the poor performance,  

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But at Ediofe Girls primary school in Ayivu County, Arua district, which also has a unit for the deaf and blind children, the deputy head teacher and head of the special needs unit Zacheus Asiki told URN that they are yet to receive their results.//Cue in: The results they have just announced ….

Cue out: secondary in Mvara…//