2016 PLE: Kampala Parents’ School tops other schools in Mathematics

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Kampala Parents Emerges Best School in Mathematics Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) released by Uganda National Examination Board indicate that Naguru based Kampala Parents, a private school owned by Ruparelia Group, emerged the best performer of mathematics in the country at primary school level. The school registered 200 first grade out of the 274 pupils who sat for PLE while the remaining 74 passed in super division two. Like it has been the case in the past, no pupil failed.They all qualified for post primary education.

With good grades, Kampala Parents pupils can be accepted in some the country’s top secondary schools. “This is to congratulate our pupils upon being the best in Math country wide in the just released PLE results by the Uganda National Examinations Board. We are so honored and humbled by this achievement’.” the school principle, Daphne Kato said. She thanked pupils for their endless efforts, teachers, non-teaching staff, parents and well-wishers explaining that it is because of this combined effort the school managed to improve on their performance from that of last year.

Uganda’s education and sports minister, Janet Museveni, on Thursday released the results of the 2016 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE), which indicated improved general performance. This time round, failure reduced by 9.2%, with boys’ failure rate at 5.3% and that of girls at 7.7%. She expressed her delight that more than 50% of the pupils who completed their primary education last year were female.

She said they had seen many young girls going to school, thereby reducing the cases of early marriages and teenage pregnancies. The results showed that male candidates beat their female counterparts, UNEB chairperson Prof. Mary Okwakol had said earlier. There was marked improved performance especially in English, with girls performing better than boys. In the past, poor handwriting has been the undoing for some candidates. But this time round, examiners reported that handwriting was more legible and candidates were more detailed in their answering of questions, with fuller sentences, it was revealed. Janet Museveni said that since the introduction of UPE, PLE candidature had increased.

However, urban schools performed better than rural schools, with non-UPE candidates shown to have performed better than their UPE counterparts.

Okwakol had also talked of more girls continuing to remain in school to the very end, an observation later emphasized by the minister. About Kampala Parents With a population of 3,000 pupils, over 130 well trained teachers and 150 non-teaching staff, Kampala parents’ school, situated along Lugogo by pass in Naguru, is home to learners from different parts of the world. It is an international school that runs on a local curriculum.

The school is academic hub of Uganda because of the balanced curriculum offered. Its mission is to facilitate first-class education. It boosts of spacious classrooms, two well stocked school libraries, computer rooms with smart boards, a cookery room, a tailoring room with enough sewing machines, an Art rooms, a swimming pool on international standard, play field (incl. Basketball, Netball, etc). The school also has a sick bay with a qualified nurse and necessary drugs, a multi-purpose hall, an amphi Theater for the infant section, a modern kitchen and day care. The academic performance is to the required standard and this is because of the well-trained staff members who are talented in handling pupils.

Discipline is a vital element in grooming pupils.

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