April 13, 2024

No retaining students in Senior 3, Ministry of Education directs

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Jonathan Kamwana commissioner

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KAKUMIRO

The ministry of education has ordered all schools in the country not to retain any students who were in senior three last academic year 2022.

According to Ismael Mulindwa, the Director Basic and Secondary Education in the ministry of education and sports says that it was resolved that all students who were in senior three last year be promoted to senior four this year.

While addressing all teachers and head teachers of government aided schools in Kakumiro district Mulindwa says that retaining students in senior three will be condemning them because of the change in the curriculum.

Mulindwa says that it has been discovered that some schools complain of lack of enough teachers and start recruiting private ones yet they are not properly deployed by the head teachers.

He says that some schools are using this as a scapegoat to charge parents money to recruit teachers.

In response the Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja warned head teachers in all government aided schools in the country to stop charging parents because it is against the policy of the government and sabotages the implementation of the NRM manifesto.

Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu, the minister of state in charge of basic education, has asked teachers to produce results in schools or else the government will swing into action.

Meanwhile teachers in Kakumiro district have dissected the causes of poor performance in government aided schools and promised to adjust in this academic year.

Kakumiro district has grappled with both high school dropout rates of 46% and poor performance at both primary leaving examinations and Uganda Certificate of education.

The district in the last 5 years has registered a staggering 4% pupil passing in Division one while 14% failing according to data at the education department of Kakumiro.

The programme of meeting all education stakeholders shall be rolled out to other parts of the country to ensure UPE and USE go on as planned.

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