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Primary School Pupils Wave to the Camera

By Okai Ambrose

More than a half of the total candidates who sat their Primary Schools’ Mock Examinations in Kole district have failed to get first grades.

3,372 candidates sat but 2,142 either obtained second, third, fourth or did not show up for the exams completely.

According to the results, only 46 pupils passed in division one, 330 in second division, 285 in third division and 433 in fourth division and 136 pupils didn’t show up for the mocks.

Boniface Owidi, the Kole District Inspector of Schools, says the number of ungraded pupils shows that there is urgent need for intervention for improvement if the pupils are to pass their Primary Leaving Examination slated for November.

He revealed that private schools performed better compared to government schools with Alpha P/S taking the lead with 16 out of 31 passing in grade one and represents 52% of the district’s performance.

Bala Sub County emerged the best with 3.1 % with 18 in first grade, Akalo Sub county 2.7% with 17 in first grade, Ayer Sub county 1.8% with 07 in first grade, Aboke with 0.3% with only 2 pupils in first grade.
Others are Alito Sub county 0.2% with 2 pupils in first grade and Ayer town council with 0% representing no student in first grade.