Friday February 7 2014

Teachers meet for Senior One selections


KAMPALA- The formal selection of Senior One students starts today (Friday) at Wonder-World Amusement Park in Kansanga, a city suburb.

The Senior One students are expected to report on February 24 for their first term with secondary schools expected to relax their entry points.

Several head teachers interviewed on Wednesday said they did not expect the Senior One cut-off points to go up due to a decline in performance in last year’s national examinations.

Out of the 582,085 candidates who sat PLE last year, only 494,839 passed the exams and are eligible to join Senior One or any vocational institution. A total of 52,786 passed in Division One, representing 9.0 per cent. However, this indicates a decline in the number of candidates who passed in Division One compared to 59,154 in 2012.

Traditional well-performing schools like Kings College Budo, Mt. St. Mary’s Namagunga, Namilyango College, St. Mary’s College Kisubi, Kibuli SS and Gayaza High among others, their cut- off points are expected to be competitive between Aggregate 4 for boys and 5 for girls. This will be driven by the overwhelming number of star students seeking admission there.

Others are; Nabisunsa Girls, Turkish Light Academy, Trinity College Nabbingo, Ndejje SS, Kawempe Muslim, Ntare and Teso College Aloet. About 2,000 teachers are expected to take part in the two-day exercise as some started arriving yesterday.