UGANDA: Exam cycle styling machine to improve exam quality in Manafwa district
By Leonard Mukooli, March 19, 2018
Manafwa– the launch of a cycle styling machine in Manafwa district last week is to help school in the area get improved exam quality, an education official has said.
Mr John Wasike, the Manafwa district inspector of school said while receiving a cycle styling machine donated to the district by Bubulo West Member of parliament Ms Rose Mutonyi to reduce on the cost of buying printed examinations from local examination companies.
Mr Wasike explained that government aided schools in the district were unable to print monthly examinations for the pupils and students due to the cost involved but that with the donation of this utility machine, he expected all schools to utilize it so that learners can have monthly examinations.
Ms Mutonyi said she was disturbed by the quality of education in the district after Manafwa appeared t among the worst performing district in the country urging teachers to pull up their socks to ensure that learners compete favourably on the national scene.
She advised teachers in the district to apply technical methods to lure leaner to always attend school saying the current universal primary and secondary education should be a platform to increase the numbers of school going children.
“We have been having a situation where learners have been having one test only at the end of the term. I believe with the launch of this machine, learners will have at least three test before they eat for the final exam at the end of the term to improve competiveness”, Ms Mutonyi said.
The Manafwa district resident commissioner Mr Keyune Ssenyojo appealed to parents to start paying some fee to the schools so that they can provide food for the children saying hunger is another contribution to poor performance in government schools not only in Manafwa district but the whole country.