By APN Reporter
Headteachers in Ntungamo district have been cautioned against the practice of swapping primary seven candidates with private schools who tend to register those sought to be average performers from government schools and retain a small number of those thought to be able to score division one.
This was made public by Ntungamo district education officer Odo Arigye during the function to release 2018 primary schools mock results.
Odo Arigye revealed that his office has been reliably informed about the vice mainly by private schools who would want to portray themselves as good performers .
He says that the act is demoralizing on the side of the pupils who are sent to government schools to register for Primary Leaving examinations after being thought to unable to perform better at the final exams.
Edison Turyasingura the secretary for health and education in Ntungamo district commended parents for raising funds to support the mock exams and challenged the teachers to work towards ensuring that they improve on the results.
Ntungamo district inspector of schools Fred Bahati revealed that the remaining period to the final exams should be fully utilized saying that the mock results are not appetizing.
A total of 9655 pupils sat for the exams. 639 came division one,3181 in division two,2625 in division three ,497 in division U ,111 division x and 9 in division Y.