By: ROBERT MUHEREZA
KABALE: Authorities in Kabale District have warned proprietors of private schools against declaring false Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) results on radio stations in order to attract more pupils.
The principal education officer of Kabale Municipality, Mr Odo Arigye, issued the warning recently and threatened to withdraw examination centre numbers from schools that will not comply. He said proprietors of private primary and secondary schools should exercise maximum professionalism as they advertise their schools by giving true information on their academic performance.
“We have established that proprietors of some private primary and secondary schools in Kabale Town declare false academic results on different radio stations to attract students into their schools. Some schools have been declaring names of the pupils that pass in grade one and two while the rest in other grades are not mentioned,” Mr Arigye said.
“Others have even been announcing good grades that are not even reflected in Ugandan National Examination Board records. This habit must stop and any offender shall risk losing his examination centre number.” Some of the proprietors of private schools welcomed the intervention, saying it will control some of their colleagues who have been duping parents and the general public to earn good reputation based on “cooked academic achievements”.
“Others declare results of pupils with good grades and leave out others as if they were not their pupils. We appreciate the intervention by the education authorities because this shall protect parents and pupils from being misled,” said Mr Henry Magezi, the director Home Care Primary School.