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Top Schools Want 5 Points

By Vision Reporter

Added 18th February 2002 03:00 AM

ENTRY points to the traditional top secondary schools remained stiff despite the relaxation in Senior One cut-off points by the Ministry of Education, reports John Eremu.

ENTRY points to the traditional top secondary schools remained stiff despite the relaxation in Senior One cut-off points by the Ministry of Education, reports John Eremu.

ENTRY points to the traditional top secondary schools remained stiff despite the relaxation in Senior One cut-off points by the Ministry of Education, reports John Eremu. The deputy director of the Education Standards Agency, Mr. Moses Otyek, told headteachers at the selection exercise that started yesterday at Kyambogo Polytechnic that boys with up to aggregate 26 could be taken. This is down from last year’s cut-offs of 24 for boys. The entry requirement for girls, however, remained at aggregate 28. Mt. St. Mary’s College Namagunga and St. Mary’s College Kisubi only took candidates with up to aggregate five. King’s College Buddo also stopped at aggregate five for boys but tightened the cut-offs for girls from last year’s seven to aggregate six. Kibuli SS also admitted boys with aggregate five but relaxed the entry for girls to seven. Only candidates with a maximum of aggregate six were taken to Gayaza High. Other schools that stopped at aggregate six were Nabisunsa Girls and Namilyango College. Ntare, Mary Hill, Busoga College, Kiira College Butiki and Trinity College Nabbingo stopped at aggregate seven while Iganga SS and Bweranyangi had their cut-offs at aggregate eight. The cut-offs for the other schools were as follows: Nabumali High - eight for boys and nine for girls; Old Kampala - eight (boys) and nine (girls); Jinja College and Wanyange - nine; Kigezi High, nine (boys) and 10 (girls) and Tororo Girls - 10. Muntuyera and Mityana High stopped at 11, Jinja SS and Ibanda SS 12, Comboni College Lira 13, Sir Samuel Baker 14, Mbale SS 14 for boys and 16 for girls, Kololo High 15, St. Catherine, Lira - 16 and Rock High 18. About 1,000 headteachers were addressed by the Acting Director of Education, Mr. Omagor Loican, the commissioner for education planning, Ms. Florence Malinga, and the director of human resources in the Ministry of Public Service, Ms. Prisca Sezi. Otyek warned that re-admission to senior one was against the ministry policy but said where it is inevitable, it should not block new entrants. He said a child should not be allowed to repeat Senior 1 on academic reasons. Ends

Top Schools Want 5 Points

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