KAYONZA – Teachers and Parents of New Life Primary School in Kayonza district on Monday partied after learning that 73 out of 74 pupils that sat for last year’s Primary Leaving Examination (PLE), had passed.
Revealing the results, the school’s headmaster, John Africa said that the “excellent” performance of the school was attributed to the hard work by teachers, pupils’ discipline and the cooperation of parents.
Africa added that his school would have been ranked among the best in the country, had it not been for the dismal performance registered on the Kinyarwanda language exams.
“Kinyarwanda language exams was our only undoing.”
“Discipline and motivation of teachers is our key to success,” he said.
“We had only one teacher of Kinyarwanda whose rotation in all classes never yielded much. We are set to use more than three well trained Kinyarwanda teachers starting this year.”
Olivier Kayitare, one of the students who excelled with distinctions, said that the school has given him good background for his future aspirations.
“I intend to become a medical doctor. I admire the medical profession. I did well in science and mathematics, a good foundation for me to achieve my dreams,” he said.
John Rwamakuba, 48, a parent said that though educating children in private schools is expensive, it is paying in the long run, noting that the most important thing is to maintain discipline and teachers’ morale.
The school was established in 2003 with a handful of pupils and only four classes. Today it has a total of 632 pupils, comprising, 314 girls and 318 boys.