ONYALLA ANTONY & OKELLO MATHEW
Western Division Chairperson Mzee Jamal Ahmed has written to his secretary for Health and Education seeking an explanation why many schools in Western Division performed poorly in recently released Primary Leaving Examination (PLE).
In a letter dated 15th January 2018, to the office of Rashid Kidera, the Secretary Health and Education Western Division, Jamal asks him to give a concrete report in writing why there was poor performance in all Government Aided Primary Schools in Western Division.
When contacted, Rashid Kidera confirmed to have received the letter saying he has distributed the letter to the concerned departments who will give him a report before compiling his final report to the office of the Chairperson Western Division.
In similar development the vice chairperson of federation of non state educational institutions Tororo chapter Ochwo Wilson Nyamoka has greatly condemned government’s scraping off funding in Universal secondary education to over 792 schools effective first term 2018 academic year.
Speaking to east fm today evening Nyamoka said the USE private owned schools have been as a refuge place to the overwhelming students in government aided schools and scraping USE in these schools would instead generate more problems citing high teacher student ratio as the major challenge to this government move.
He also added that government’s decision to scrap the funds to private schools will worsen the students’ performance especially in Tororo district because most of the best performing schools are private-government aided.