Kabale DLG Embarks at rewarding best performing UPE school annually

By Innocent Ruhangariyo & Barham Akatukunda

KABALE- The Kabale district council on Wednesday this week passed a resolution to start rewarding the best performing UPE school in Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) in the district with one million shillings annually.

 

The sectorial proposal was tabled before the council members by Lydia Turyasingura the Southern division woman councilor who doubles as the chairperson Health, Education and Sports, community-based service committee during the council sitting that was presided over by the district speaker Flavia Nyinakiiza Kanagizi at the district headquarters in Kabale Municipality.

 

Turyasingura explained that this system of rewarding the best performing school in the district annually shall improve not only the performance of the pupils in class but also bring education competition amongst different schools across the district.

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Turyasingura was backed up by Tom Kazemera who is also a member on the Health, Education and Sports committee also Northern division LC5 councillor and Gilbert Niwanganyira the Butanda sub-county LC5 councillor all revealed that as the committee they left thought it wise to leave it open for the school administration, School Management committees and Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) to decide on how this money will be used with the knowledge of the District Education Officer.

 

 

The district speaker Flavia Nyinakiiza Kanagizi said that she is optimistic that the development will spearhead good performance among schools and also motivate teachers and learners to work hard. She however said that the decision still lies in the hands of the committee to decide on what reward to give, not One million shillings as a must.

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A total of 3771 candidates from the 107 schools in the district sat for their 2022 primary Leaving Examinations where 314 (8.3%) failed and 140 pupils never turned to sit for the same examinations according to Wilberforce Nabaasa the Kabale District Inspector of Schools.

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