KIU don calls for Senior One pre-entry exams

Sunday October 11 2015

By ZADOCK AMANYISA

Bushenyi. The deputy Vice Chancellor for Kampala International University Western campus, Prof Emmanuel Karooro, has asked government to introduce Senior One pre-entry exams to fight cheating in Primary Leaving Examinations.
Giving an example of Makerere University Law School which uses pre-entry exams to admit students to the law course, Prof Karooro said if introduced in secondary schools, the system could help to eliminate pupils who cheat at Primary Seven.
Prof Karooro made the remarks at World Teachers’ Day celebrations last week at St Kaggwa Boarding Primary School in Bushenyi District.
“Our children have fresh and able minds, we should not be found helping them to cheat exams because we were not helped to cheat,” Prof Karooro said.
He attributed the examination malpractices at Primary Seven to stiff competition among schools.
“This habit of cheating makes students vulnerable. They keep on cheating up to university level, we must work together and fight it in order to produce good and genuine results,” said Prof Karooro.
He warned Resident District Commissioners and other officials against threatening headteachers with dismissal for failing to get first grades.
The Bushenyi District education officer, Mr Saul Rwampororo, said those who would be caught cheating exams for pupils would be penalised.

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