Kampala Parents School owned by Tycoon Sudhir Ruperaria has emerged as the best school in Kampala District after registering amazing results in the Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) results that were released on Tuesday.
The school which had a total of 258 pupils sitting for the exam had 178 -First grades, 80- Second grades bringing it to a tally of 258 students. The Schools’ results break down; 4 -2pupils, 5 – 6 pupils, 6 – 15 pupils, 7 – 25 pupils and 8 – 32 pupils
Speaking at the releasing of the results the Education Minister Jessica Alupo revealed that more students have passed to join secondary one in 2015 compared to 2014.
School Principal Daphne Kato
When contacted the school’s principle Ms. Daphne Kato said that , ‘’Dr. Sudhir has provided everything that a child needs to study and excel. We have also got qualified teachers who love what they do. As a school we work together with our teachers, parents and pupils to see that our children do well in and out of class.
To us as a school, the way children are prepared is vital and we take it serious by insuring that our pupils have everything they need to study.
We did all we had to do. Parents and pupils worked hard and the teachers put in a lot of effort to see to it that the learners do well in PLE.
We expected better performance and we know we are going to make it better this year.
Here at Kampala Parents School we have worked as a team – triangular working relationship – teacher’’.
James Makada, the head of S.ST department
The performance is not to expectation when you compare it to other schools in the neighbourhood. Our working target and expectation was high and we missed it but we are going to sit and see how we can achieve it this year. Mathematics lowered our expectations. When pupils sat the exams, their outcry was Mathematics and science.
Our teachers worked hard and finished the syllabus in second term so we used the 3rd term to revise. We worked as a team and also carried out continuous assessment meetings to know up with our pupil’s performance trends. We then did revisions with our pupils.
This year we want to do better than last year and we have a plan to achieve this target. We plan to plan to finish the syllabus in time so that we have enough time to revise. We also want to use the past exams especially last year’s to assess the examination setting technique and tune our pupils to the current examination setting standards. We will involve pupils in practical work and also work with parents.
Leopold Odoi, Deputy Headmaster In Charge Of Academics
I think UNEB put the pass mark-up than the usual and most of the pupils couldn’t reach it. There were few pupils with distinction one as compared to distinction two. Most of the pupils narrowly missed the pass mark to get D1.
We plan to find the cause of the drop and lay strategies to return to our usual performance. We shall investigate how we shall improve.
Pupils scored marks within their range because here at Kampala Parents School we give every pupil a chance. We don’t chance away average performers like in other school when registering candidates. But still as you can see the results we have no failures.