EES releases P.8 results with 90% pass

By Ijoo Bosco

The Eastern Equatoria State Ministry of General Education and Instructions released its 2021 Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) examination results with Kapoeta North County leading with the best performing schools and candidates.

The CPE results released by the State Ministry of Education on Friday in the State capital Torit showed Kapoeta North County leading in the top ten best performing schools in the State, Magwi County dominated the top 10 list scooping positions 3 to 8 and Kapoeta East County went with the last 2 slots.

Best top ten performing candidates come from two schools of St. Bakhita Girls Primary School and followed by Happy Day Primary schools of Magwi County.

Two others were from Stars of Hope in Magwi and Francis Lohisa an ALP school in Ikwoto County.

Nine of the best ten girls also come from at least six primary schools in Kapoeta East with only two from Stars of hope and two ALP schools in Ikwoto.

St. Bakhita Primary in Kapoeta East County, Catholic Diocese of Torit founded schools, are among the best ten in the State.

Speaking during the release of the results, the examination secretary general at the State Education Ministry Mr. Langoya Henry reported that out of the 2,980 candidates registered for the exams in 2021; 2,582 candidates passed while 298 candidates failed, this revealed a percentage pass of 90% and 10% respectively.

“There was also decrease in the number of the enrollment of candidates which could be due to the socio-economic and political stabilities and the deadly Covid-19 pandemic in the Country and some few cases of early pregnancies among our communities,” said Langoya

He said the best candidates emerged from the private schools which symbolized that learners and their teachers in private schools are properly motivated.

Mr. Langoya also observed that, the list of the best ten performing schools was dominated by the private schools unlike the government schools that made their overall performance improved for last year.

He underlined that some Counties did not do well compared to their sisterly counterparts within the state as he explains.

“We know insecurity situation in our counties and inadequate inspection of schools in the State are truly what have led us down as you can see the case of Magwi County battling with cattle herders and the killing,” Langoya cited.

The State Examination Secretary General added that, some of the reasons for possible poor performance last year were due to some schools being managed and run by volunteer teachers who are even untrained.

He also mentioned that automatic promotion of pupils during the Covid-19 outbreak amongst the pupils and economic crisis hitting the country are some of the contributing factors to low performance in the State.

The State deputy Governor Mary Alfonse Lodira who graced the release of the results applauded the teachers for the job well done despite moderate performance tied to a number of factors.

She urged the education institutions to double up their efforts in encouraging the parents to send their children to school with the limited motivational allowance being approved for them by the national government.

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