Moroto District is celebrating the success of 123 pupils who got first grade in the 2018 Primary Leaving Examinations- PLE. This is a big improvement from 2017 when only 48 candidates got first grade.
The district percentage pass rate stands at 97.7% . 344 candidates got second grade, 99 in third and 66 in fourth grade. Six candidates failed the exams and nine didn't sit the exams.
Some of the schools that excelled include Kasimeri Primary School that had 45 candidates in first grade from five last year. Child Jesus Primary in Municipality 44 in division one from 26 in 2017.
Other schools include Kakoliye and Nakapelimen Primary schools that recorded one first grade. Naitakwae recorded 13 first grades this year from one in 2017 while Moroto Army got six from one in 2017. Moroto KDA had three first grades after several years without any.
Philip Lokwang, a parent at Kasimeri Primary School says the performance of the school is historic.
“No school in Moroto, if not Karamoja has ever got such a huge number of first grades in my lifetime. I am very happy because am seeing the results of disarmament now in Karamoja. Such an excellent performance has only been in Kampala schools”, Lokwang said.
In Napak district, 51 candidates passed in division one, an addition of seven from 2017. The district had 407 candidates in second grade, 146 in third and 101 in fourth grade.
However, Nakapiripirit got 26 candidates in division one from 48 in 2017 while Amudat one candidate in first grade from two in 2017.
The Amudat District Education Officer, Benton Loke Logiel, attributed the poor performance to absenteeism and negligence by the parents.
The Napak Principle Education Officer, John Charles Loumo attributes improved performance to education reforms.