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Three Head Teachers Demoted Over Poor PLE Performance

According to the 2019 PLE result, Apoi primary school did not get any pupils in first, second and third grade. It, however, registered seven pupils in grade four and nine in division U, out of a candidate class of 16.
Three headteachers of schools in Apac district have been demoted to classroom teachers following a poor performance of their schools in the 2019 Primary Leaving Examinations.  

The headteachers include Thomas Odwar from Amun Primary school, Benson Ebong from Apoi P.7 and Dickens Moses Ongol from Wanysolo P.7 school.  

According to the 2019 PLE result, Apoi primary school did not get any pupils in first, second and third grade. It, however, registered seven pupils in grade four and nine in division U, out of a candidate class of 16.  

Amun Primary School emerged with just one pupil in first grade, eight in second grade, 16 in third grade, seven in fourth, 10 in division U and one Division X. 43 pupils had sat for the exams. The third school had no registered candidate for the 2019 Primary Leaving Examinations.  

The acting District Education Officer of Apac district, Sam Atim says the demotion is one of the strategies to improve the commitment of teachers and the performance of learners in subsequent examinations.  

“You see, ability to mobilise, supervise, bringing in innovations and re-enforcing learning was lacking in these headteachers and so we needed to change them so that they can learn from capable teachers,” he said.  

Meanwhile, a total of 16 head teachers, 10 deputies and 37 teachers have been transferred across the district. According to Atim, the transferred teachers are to report immediately to their new work stations so that they prepare early for the opening of the 1st term.  

In 2019 Primary Leaving Examination results, Apac district registered 34 candidates in division one, 755 in the second division, 455 in the third division, 292 in the fourth division, 200 in division U and 25 in division X out of 1,761 candidates who sat the exams.

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