Private Schools in Lira Excel in PLE

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Top on the list is St Kizito Primary School that registered 118 pupils in first grade and 4 others in second grade out of the 122 pupils that sat for the 2016 exams. Since 1998, St. Kizito, a Catholic funded primary school has been posting impressive grades in PLE exams.

Privately owned primary schools in Lira Municipality have again excelled in the just released Primary Leaving Examinations -PLE examinations.

Top on the list is St Kizito Primary School that registered 118 pupils in first grade and 4 others in second grade out of the 122 pupils that sat for the 2016 exams. Since 1998, St. Kizito, a Catholic funded primary school has been posting impressive grades in PLE exams.

Others are Lira Central Primary School that registered 166 pupils for the 2016 PLE. Of these 120 passed in Division One while 46 came in Division Two. Meanwhile Mantle Primary school registered 96 pupils in grade one and 32 others in second grade out of the 128 pupils that sat the exams.

Terence Omonya, the Director Lira Central Primary school commended all education stakeholders in the district for the good performance. Omonya says since peace returned to the region 10 years ago, they have never turned back.

Other private schools that performed well include Hillside Annex Primary School that registered 24 pupils in first grade and 20 in second grade. Lira Integrated Primary School got 18 pupils in first grade and 15 others in second grade. Others are Fountain Primary School that registered 15 pupils in grade one and nine in grade two, while St. Anne Primary school had 10 pupils in grade one and 15 others in grade two.

VH Public Primary school is among a few government aided primary schools that performed well with 108 pupils in grade one ad 57 others in grade two of the 165 pupils that sat the exams.

Thomas Otema, the school Head teacher attributed good performance to hard work and commitment exhibited by pupils, parents and teachers of the school.

Traditional government primary schools in Lira Municipality performed poorly. They include Lira Primary school that registered only 16 pupils in grade one and 79 others in grade two out of the more than 200 pupils that sat.

Others are Ireda Primary school that registered only three pupils in grade one and 67 in second grade of the more than 150 pupils that sat. Lango Quaran Primary School had 30 in grade one and 80 others in grade two, while Lira Police primary school registered 21 in grade one and 142 in grade two.

The list also has Lira Army Primary school with two pupils in grade one and 36 in grade two, and Ambalal Primary School where six pupils passed in grade one and 27 in grade two.

According to the results released this morning, Lira Municipality is among the top 10 municipalities that have performed well in the PLE. Others are Fort Portal, Entebbe, Ntungamo, Rukungiri, Jinja, Kabale, Masaka, Mbarara and Masindi.

A total of 640, 833 candidates from 12, 391 schools registered for the PLE in 2016.


 

 

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Denis Olaka
Denis Olaka is the URN bureau chief for Lira, in northern Uganda. Apac and Otuke fall under his docket. Olaka has been a URN staff member since 2011.

Olaka started his journalism career in 2000 as a news reporter, anchor, and then editor for Radio Lira in Lira district. He was subsequently an editor with Lira's Radio Wa in 2004 and Gulu district's Mega FM.

He was also a freelance writer for the Daily Monitor and Red Pepper newspapers.

Olaka's journalism focuses on politics, health, agriculture and education. He does a lot of crime reporting too.