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Kapelebyong Sets Targets For Better PLE Performance :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Kapelebyong Sets Targets For Better PLE Performance

The district has set targets for each sub county to produce at least five candidates in first grade at PLE this year. There are eleven sub counties including town councils making up Kapelebyong district.
Head teachers in Kapelebyong attending meeting on performance.
The Head Teachers of Primary School institutions in Kapelebyong have been challenged to set academic targets for 2024 in order to save the district from the record of poor performance in the country.

The call was made by the Kapelebyong Chief Administrative Officer, Rhoda Oroma while meeting with head teachers at the district headquarters ahead of first term school opening next week. 

Oroma noted that the district has recorded poor performance at Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) since its consumption in 2019.

"You are key people in making pupils excel in academics. You should love work since you have a mandate of being accountable to the community," Oroma said.

She noted that she was not impressed with the 2023 PLE results where the district managed to get only 24 candidates in first grade. The 2023 PLE performance is below the 2022 results where the district got 35 candidates in first grade.

“This is disheartening to us as leaders of this district. Our performance is way below average and we need to step up our efforts to ensure that more children pass at PLE,” she added.

The district has set targets for each sub county to produce at least five candidates in first grade at PLE this year. There are eleven sub counties including town councils making up Kapelebyong district.

The Acting District Education Officer, Stephen Olinga, promised to steer the team to meet the targets. Alinga called for all stakeholder involvement to be able to produce good results.

Charles Okorio, the Head teacher of Akoromit Primary School says that they need more parents’ involvement in the education of children to be able to produce good results.

“On average, our district has about seven teachers in a school. This number is far below the required ceiling of teachers to man the increasing enrolment of pupils in schools annually,” said Amulen.

Kapelebyong district has 44 government primary schools with the teacher: pupil ratio standing 1:65. Only seven out of the 44 schools managed to get at least a candidate in first grade.