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.
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 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.