Dawn Prime Academy, Musana and Hillside schools top 2023 PLE performance in Iganga

Iganga, (UG): A section of schools in Iganga district shined with good performance in the Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) for 2023 which were released on Thursday by the Minister for Education and Sports who is the first lady Janet Kataha Museveni, along with UNEB officials.

Dawn Prime Academy, located in Nabidongha Iganga municipality was among the best schools in the district after excelling with first and second divisions. The director of the school Ms. Mpaabe Justine told this publication that they registered 161 pupils and 128 scored in division one while 33 in division two.

“We registered 161 pupils and 128 passed in division one as well as 33 in division two. We appreciate God for the grace and we appreciate our teachers for the commendable job and our good relationship with parents has been key in our success. We prepare a child for PLE right from primary one with a strong foundation,” Ms Justine Mpaabe said.

Another primary school which shinned in 2023 PLE results is Hillside Ways Nursery and Primary School, found at Nampirika in Nakalama sub county.

The school excelled with good grades despite the fact that it was their first year of registering primary seven candidates. They got 2 pupils in division one while the 13 passed in division two after registering 15 pupils for PLE. This was confirmed by the school director, Mr. Mwondha Hassan.

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“I want to appreciate God for enabling teachers to deliver to our expectations and the education office for guiding us on how to manage the school. This was our first time of sitting for PLE as a school and I thank parents who have supported us through this journey,” says Mr. Mwondha.

Musana Mixed Day Primary School excelled with 100% in division one after registering 40 candidates for exams. The principal of Musana schools Mr. Micheal Nalugodha commended God for the performance that made them produce the best pupil in the district who scored 4 aggregates.

“We thank God that all our 40 pupils who sat for PLE got division one and we had the slogan that we need a one-digit first grade and we have tried it. We thank our child Bagise Rayan Salim who got 4 aggregates, and the management from top leadership has been in control,” Mr. Nalugodha Micheal said before commending the parents for trusting the school with their children and pledged quality at all times.

However, Iganga District Education Officer(DEO) Mr. Baker Kasadakawo told DailyExpress that the district registered 754 in division one, 2894 in division two, 1787 in division three, 956 in division four while 119 candidates didn’t turn up for the examinations and were graded in division X. Those who didn’t make it to the next academic level were 1374 and they scored division U.

However, the DEO Kasadakawo commended a number of schools for the restless efforts in the field of academic excellence which resulted to good performance, calling upon other schools to raise up competitively in the coming examinations.

“We have registered an improvement in performance compared to 2022 despite the other challenges that affect the education department. I want to appreciate a number of schools that have performed well and call upon other schools to trace the challenges and address them in order to achieve good results,” Mr. Kasadakawo said.

Relatedly, the District Inspector of Schools (DIS) for Bugweri district Ms Kutolawo Betty told DailyExpress that the district registered 118 in first grade, 1403 in second grade, 994 in third grade and 532 in fourth grade.

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The district which registered a total of 3599 candidates for PLE, 484 candidates didn’t make it and obtained division U while 68 didn’t turn up for exams and were graded in division X.

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