- Kakumiro district experienced a decline in the 2023 PLE results, with 193 candidates passing in division one out of 4,303. Mary Kyofuna, the District Inspector of Schools, attributed the drop to lack of parental support, understaffing, unprepared teachers, and funding issues.
The 2023 PLE results for Kakumiro district reflect a decrease compared to the previous year. Among the 4,303 candidates, 193 excelled in division one, 1,901 secured second division, 1,130 attained third division, 495 achieved fourth division, 508 were in division U, and 76 were absent during the exams. Mary Kyofuna, the Kakumiro District Inspector of Schools, disclosed these findings at St. Mary’s SS in Kakumiro town council.
The performance sheet highlighted Munsa primary school in Kakumiro town council as the leading government-aided school, followed by Damasiko primary school in Kisiita town council. Kings Way Igayaza claimed the top spot among private schools, trailed by Blessed St. Patrick in Kakindo town council. Conversely, Kabuubwa primary school in Kibiijo Sub County emerged as the lowest-performing government school, while St. Helen Nursery and primary school Nalweyo ranked lowest among private schools.
Biryomumisho Faston from Luka Nursery and Primary School in Kisengwe and Nasasira Deus from Blessed Trinity Nalweyo secured the first position with 6 aggregates, followed by Manake Precious from Nkooko primary school with 8 aggregates.
Kyofuna attributed the decline to unsupportive parents, understaffing in schools, unpreparedness of teachers, insufficient funding for UPE schools, and the operation of illegal private schools. William Baleke, the Kakumiro District Education Officer, urged head teachers and teachers to plan for the upcoming term starting on May 5th, emphasizing the need for parental support. The government-aided school head teachers appealed for assistance from parents and stakeholders, lamenting the hindrance by the political wing in financial support.
In the broader context, Bugangaizi East ranked as the worst-performing region with 146 failures, followed by Bugangaizi West with 135 failures, and Bugangaizi South with 103.
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