Education

77 per cent pass primary teachers’ exams

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By PATIENCE AHIMBISIBWE

Posted  Thursday, May 15  2014 at  20:50
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KAMPALA.
At least 77 per cent of student teachers in primary teachers’ colleges have passed their final year examinations.
A total of 10,195 registered for last year’s exams, out of which 7,832 passed compared to 7,803 students who sat in 2012.

Prof Elly Katunguka, the Kyambogo University vice chancellor, under which PTCs fall, said on Wednesday only seven candidates had distinctions, 6,629 [credits], 2,258 [failed] and 105 ungraded.

Although he reported an improved performance, he said mathematics continued to be the least passed subject.
The best subjects were professional education studies, cultural education, social studies and language studies.

Although majority of the students passed with credits (6,629), they recorded a decline from 2012 where 6,720 candidates were posted as compared to those who sat last year.

Ms Rose Bwire, the academic registrar Kyambogo University, said although PTCs admitted students with lower grades from O’Level, at least they had the minimum requirements which should enable them pass the two year course.