A total of 1,459 pupils in Pader district have failed the just released mock examination that was released from the district headquarters of 3,435 pupils who sat the exams.
The Pader District Examination board declared the mock results for primary schools on Thursday the 21st of September 2023 in the Education board room and office of LC 5, where the office of the Resident District Commissioner office and Chief Administrative Office received the results.
A total of 149 candidates were in Div. one, 504 in Div. two, 447 in Div. three, and 734 in Div. four, those who failed are 1,459. The total of those who registered but missed the Examinations stands at 142.
Ms. Monica Lalam Odong, the Pader district Examination board chairperson who doubles as Headteacher of Apiri primary school declaring results apologized for the delay in the declaration of results, and explained that they faced several challenges that called for intervention from the district education and other stakeholders.
Lalam added that this intervention would improve the performance of the pupils in the forthcoming Uganda National Examination, PLE.
David Lam Komakech, the Pader district secretary of Education explained that all schools should abide by the regulation in regards to buying external examinations from unauthorized examiners or bookshops. He added that all exams should be set by a particular teacher of the school since it’s one of their mandates indicated in their duty specifications.
In re-echoing about the exam setting, Mr. Komakech stated that schools that go against the regulations stipulated by the district education authorities will face severe punishment.
Mr. Phillips Osbert Amanya, who represented the Resident District Commissioner’s office during the declaration of results, tasked the district’s Education department to revise their settings to get to the exact problem that is not making Pader perform well.
A total of 111 schools sat for the mock exams, consisting of 106 Government-aided and only 5 privately owned. It was revealed that the majority of the first graders (division ones) were mainly from private schools.
According to sexual orientation in performances, 46.8% of girls failed the exams out of a total of 1,649 who sat. And, boys who failed are at 38% out of 1,786.