Ministry threatens to close PTCs over 2017 Poor performance

State Minister of Primary Education Hon. Rosemary Sseninde with the State Minsiter of Higher Education J.C Muyingo

The ministry of education has threatened to close all the unlicensed primary teaching colleges.

According to the state minister of primary education Hon. Rosemary Sseninde revealed this saying the ministry has established that most privates are operating illegally and yet they are producing half-baked teachers.

She says that the ministry has sent a team of officials from the ministry to establish those illegal institutes that are just after money for closure.

The call follows the poor performance of students who sat for their 2017 grade 111 teacher’s certificate examination whose results were released on Friday 234r/ February with over 5000 students failing the final exams.

The results that came four months earlier than past years, were released by the Kyambogo University Vice Chancellor Elly Katunguka who exposed how the performance had declined compared to that of last year.

A Total number of 15900 sat for the exams and only a 9800 managed to excel with the remaining number amounting to about 30% failing.

Katunguka noted that students mainly failed Mathematics yet it is a compulsory subject that ended up affecting their general grading.

Bushenyi PTC emerged number one followed by Canon Apollo Core PTC, Ndegeya PTC in the third position and Bundibugyo in the Fourth position.




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