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Ngora County MP supports P.7 candidates ahead of PLE exams

MP Achayo with some candidates she gave Mathematical sets in Kobuin (Photo by Lawrence Okwakol).

By Lawrence Okwakol-Ngora

4,000 primary seven candidates due to sit for their end of seven year primary course in November, have been equipped with mathematical sets worth shs. 25million by their area Woman Member of Parliament.

The sets were delivered by Juliet Achayo Lodou, the Ngora County Member of Parliament who was privileged to meet all the P7 candidates of Opot, Atoot and Kobuin Sub Counties at New Hope primary school on Sunday (15/10/2023) where they concluded a four-day capacity building seminar with seasoned experienced teachers.

“I got surprised during a free interaction when one teacher told me that some pupils are going to sit for PLE but have never handled any construction as they lack mathematical sets. I took it upon myself to buy for them,” Achayo said.

Achayo added that Mathematics is the only practical subject done in primary examination and the majority of
candidates always fail and has been branded the most difficult, yet is not the case. She thanked the organizers of the workshop for the guidance on how to answer questions in all four subjects.

Charles Okello, one of the pupils from Atoot primary school thanked Achayo for the provision of the sets saying his parents couldn’t raise for him shs.3500 to acquire one. Okello said their teachers are now going to utilize the remaining time to handle geometry so that some of them can understand how to use the materials in the sets.

James Omoding, one of the parents said Achayo has exhibited parental love to children and is the first leader to demonstrate this.

“Some politicians look at only the voting group forgetting that even these candidates are teens who by next election will be eighteen years,” Omoding said.

However, Janet Agoro the Ngora district branch UNATU chairperson said to make a child surrounded by real education, pupils needed to be felt by all stakeholders. Agoro said by Achayo, a Member of Parliament dedicating her busy schedule for the candidates, it is an encouragement to make them work harder in order to achieve her position too.

Charles Peter Obelon, the Ngora Sub County chairperson, said the gesture Achayo is doing should be emulated by other political leaders of her calibre. Obelon said as LC3, his role is being on the ground monitoring the teaching and learning process.

“Whenever I get opportunity to be in places of public gathering like burials, I advocate to parents not just to keep children at school to grow but focus on what they should be in future. A community of less educated people has all sorts of crime”, Obelon said.

According to the UNEB examination road map, the second series of examinations (Primary Leaving Examination- PLE), will be conducted from November 7th–9th, 2023, starting with the briefing of the candidates. A total of 749,371 candidates are expected to sit this year’s PLE exams country wide.

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