The Minister of State for Primary Education, Peter Lokeris has called on teachers to uphold ethical values in their profession. The Minister made the call after learning that some teachers helped their pupils to answer questions while sitting for their Primary Leaving Examinations last November.
The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) also cited teachers for aiding and abetting impersonation, collusion and substitution which were the major malpractices during the examinations.
Also implicated in the racket of examination malpractices are head teachers, supervisors, invigilators and UNEB scouts.
As a result of these malpractices UNEB has withheld examinations results of 616 pupils and some of those implicated in the act would face the board security committee.
Lokeris says that the Ministry had introduced customized performance targets for primary school teachers to reduce on cases of absenteeism, reporting late to class and leaving the schools early as a way to encourage teachers to teach and complete the curriculum.
Lokeris says that the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Ministry of Local government would provide two motor cycles per district and one motorcycle for every municipality to boost school inspections.
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According to Lokeris the Netherlands governments had given 28million Euros to the Ministry of Education to boost primary education in Northern Uganda and the ten worst performing districts.