Education in Uganda
Did you know many children in Uganda do not complete their schooling nor have the competencies needed to do well in life, according to UNICEF?
We don’t have figures for this post lockdown year, but UNICEF reports that only 1 in 4 children who starts primary school makes it to secondary school. Less than half (40 per cent) of students are literate at the end of primary school. Ref: https://www.unicef.org/uganda/what-we-do/education
That is one of the reasons why CRESS is so proud to present the results of our sponsored primary school leavers to you. Not only have these students had to deal with learning through lockdown, but they have also all suffered the upheaval of being refugees and learning to live in another country. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reports that only 60% of refugee children have access to primary school education in Uganda. Most of these refugee children are in schools in the camps which are very crowded and of a low standard, the CRESS sponsors enable our students to have a higher quality education. Only 12% of children who complete their primary education move on to finish secondary school because they lack the resources and financial support required.
And to the results
According to the Uganda National Examinations Board Executive Secretary, Mr. Dan Odongo, a total of 734,788 candidates sat PLE exams in 2021.
Only 659,910 passed, which means they qualify for further secondary or vocational education.
Kenyi Titus and Milyan Emmanuel were awarded Distinction 1
Ajo Tracy, Tomba Abraham and Modong Clare were awarded Distinction 2
This is another reason to be so proud of them, nationally,
- 11% achieved Division 1
- 46% achieved Division 2
- 20% achieved Division 3
- 13% achieved Division 4
- 10% failed out of which 2% didn’t sit for the exams even though they were registered
Below is the table of grades achievable.
|40 -44||Pass 8||Weak pass|
|45 -49||Pass 7||Weak pass|
|50 -54||Credit 6||Pass|
|55 -59||Credit 5||Fair good Pass|
|60 – 64||Credit 4||Quite good Pass|
|65 -69||Credit 3||Good Pass|
|70 -74||Distinction 2||Very good pass|
|75 -100||Distinction 1||Excellent result|
So huge congratulations to Kenyi Titus, Milyan Emmanuel, Ajo Tracy, Tomba Abraham and Modong Clare. We look forward to watching your continued progress through your Secondary education. A huge thank you also has to go to the dedication of their sponsors. Sponsoring a child’s education is a huge commitment and CRESS, these children and their families are so very grateful.