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Education ministry releases results for Grade III teachers

By Pascal Kwesiga

Added 17th April 2019 03:27 PM

A total of 11,164 candidates wrote the exams at 58 centres.

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First Lady and minister for education and sports, Janet Museveni receives Grade III teachers' results from Vice Chancellor of Kyambogo University, Eli Katunguka at the Office of the Prime Minister on Wednesday. (Photo by Maria Wamala)

A total of 11,164 candidates wrote the exams at 58 centres.

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KAMPALA-The education ministry has released the December 2018 final examinations results for Grade III teachers.

A total of 11,164 candidates wrote the exams at 58 centres.

The minister for education and first lady, Mrs. Janet Museveni, released the results of the exams at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kampala on Wednesday.

 uests peruse through the rade  teachers results during the release at the ffice of the rime minister hoto by aria amala Guests peruse through the Grade III teachers’ results during the release at the Office of the Prime minister (Photo by Maria Wamala)

 

Overall, 65% of the candidates passed the exams, representing a slight improvement from 61% recorded in the 2017 exams. However, over 15,000 students wrote the exams the previous year.

The results show that all subjects were done well with an overall percentage pass at over 85% with exception of Mathematics at 72%.

The minister congratulated the students on passing the exams, and encouraged those who did not pass to give it another shot.

The December 2018 candidates form the first cohort of students enrolled into Primary Teachers’ Colleges (PTCs) under the new admission guidelines.

Students seeking to be admitted into PTCs should have at least passed Mathematics and English with credits under the guidelines issued two years ago. They should have also passed the other subjects.

 rade  eachers students lead the national anthems during the release of rade  teachers results at the ffice of the rime minister on ednesday hoto by aria amala Grade III primary school teacher trainees lead the national anthems during the release of Grade III teachers results at the Office of the Prime minister on Wednesday. (Photo by Maria Wamala)

 

“I am happy to note that the performance has improved in both English and Mathematics and that this has improved the overall performance of candidates in Grade III teachers’ examinations this year,” Mrs. Museveni stated.

However, the minister noted that the new entry requirements impacted the level of enrolment into PTCs, but added that the intervention is paying off.

The ministry is trying to improve the quality of candidates enrolled into teacher training institutions.

Recently, it unveiled a new National Teacher Policy, which provides for pre-entry exams for candidates seeking to join teacher colleges and renewal of licenses for teachers after every two years.

  inistry of  ducation ommissioner ane gau delivers the inistry of ducation  message hoto by aria amala Ministry of Education Commissioner, Jane Egau delivers the Ministry of Education PS message (Photo by Maria Wamala)

 

“Currently, Uganda has an adequate number of trained teachers and so the temporary reduction in the numbers admitted for training will have limited impact on the supply of trained teachers in the short run,” the minister noted.

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