Katakwi-Despite uneven deployment of teaching staff in the district, the Katakwi District Education Office and leaders have promised to again excel in the upcoming 2023 PLE and UCE performance for Uganda National Examination Board UNEB this year with team work spirit and more strategies exhibited last year.
Katakwi district recorded the best PLE and UCE performance ever compared to the rest of the years, Katakwi in the last PLE results registered 150 pupils in Division One.
Angella Atim Mudong, Katakwi Education Officer says the department has commitment to continue working in team work in order to improve the education standard and performance of pupil’s. She explained that in the last PLE and UCE results they achieved good results because of team work across the technical team, political wing up to school at all levels.
According to her, much as the district had great improvement in last PLE and UCE performance but the district has a gap of teaching staff. She said currently the district needs 370 teachers to add on the 672 in-service to help the district serve comfortably across the 78 schools.
Juliet Cheptoyek, the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Katakwi District Local Government in her remarks at Apuuton primary school appreciated the teaching fraternity for putting the district on the map for good performance.
She challenged that there is need to measure beyond last year’s achievement since the district is now used as a referral for better PLE and UCE performance.
“We fill motivated when schools from central call our district as referral point following last year’s good performance, Cheptoyek commends”
Geoffrey Omolo, the LCV chairperson Katakwi district says they have in the last week launched another strategy of meeting all teachers in the district to understand their challenges such that they can be motivated in order to continue registering better beter performance.
Omolo says they have come up with a plan to improve teacher welfare. However, he challenged teachers not to relent but continue in a position of aiming at improving pupil’s performance.
However, it’s evident that both Katakwi technical and political leaders have exhibited commitment that with last year’s team they are hopeful for more improved performance.