Teacher Awards Improves Education Performance in Kitgum

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The introduction of awards for the best performing teachers has had a significant effect on the education standards in Kitgum district. Bongomin Charles, the director of Bright Future secondary school, says his school has recorded a big change in performance two years after teacher awards were introduced. Prior to the introduction of the wards, Bright Future had never recorded a single first grade from its O level candidates. But Last year, the school managed to record two first grades. Bongomin says the school offers new mattresses and suit cases to teachers whose subjects are performed well by students. Simon Okwera, a teacher at the school says the awards are a big incentive and morale booster for their work. He says teachers have maintained consistency in turning up to offer lessons to students in time. Kulu Keno Mixed SS is another school that introduced teachers' awards. Too-dwong Alex the headmaster says the school gives a 50,000 shillings reward to teachers whose subjects are performed best by the students. Alex says last year the school produced ten students with Two Principal passers score enough to make them join university education. He says the school has this year set an award of 100,000 for any teachers who will enable their students acquire the highest score in the Uganda Advanced Certificate Of Education.


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