Sarah Kobusingye a mathematics teacher from Mazzolid Collage Nakaseke Campus says the government had taken many years without changing the curriculum. She notes that the new curriculum involves student participation and application of what they learn.
Mrs Museveni says the result of the practices is that some topics are skipped or lightly dealt with and in the end, learners miss out the basic principles adding that revision is ineffective when learners have not understood the subject matter.
The consortium of NGOs led by Hyslink community Initiative indicated that many of the children studying in government schools in Wakiso are failing because of the English language barrier. They were speaking during the launch of a report on Primary and secondary education at Katabi Town Council headquarters on Friday afternoon.
Although none of the 48 candidates that sat for senior four in 2019, got division one, at least nine of them obtained aggregates in division two, 14 scored aggregates in division three, 23 were in division four while only two failed. The best candidate, Innocent Turyahebwa, who is jail for robbery scored 28 aggregates.
Omoro district, formerly part of Gulu district, with 451 students sitting UCE last year, trailed everyone else with just 5 students in first grade – one of them being female. The district became operational in 2016.
According to the minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni, they are worried that many students enroll at different education levels of education but a few are able to complete the cycle. According to 2009 Ministry of Education and Sports figures, 976,078 kids enrolled for primary one and the same figure was expected to sit for PLE in 2015. However, by the time they sat for their PLE in 2015, this number had reduced to 601777 pupils.
For the first time in the history of Uganda Certificate of Education, there were more girls sitting the exams than boys according to the just released exams. 169258 girls registered and sat for the 2019 exams against 168462 boys.
According to the Uganda National Education Board Executive Secretary Dan Odongo, although there has been an overall improvement performance in a number of subjects, there is still a challenge in overall pass levels for science subjects.