Authorities in Abim district have blamed the poor performance of pupils in the 2015 Primary Leaving Exams (PLE) on cultural factors.
According to the PLE results released yesterday, Abim district was one of the worst performing with a high failure rate.
The Abim Resident District Commissioner Shaban Kachimate tells KFM that residents have not been so keen to support their children’s education.
He cites Female Genital Mutilation which is done for initiation after which the girls are married off.
Meanwhile educationists want the ministry of education to task district education officers and school heads where Primary Seven failure rate was high to explain the cause.
The 2015 Primary Living Exam results that were released yesterday indicated that over 82,900 pupils failed.
Districts like Amudat, Yumbe, Kween and Lamwo got less pupils with first grades and their general performance was bad.
The executive director Private Schools Teachers’ Association Patrick Kaboyo, the high failure rate implies that the education officials were not doing their work effectively.
Story By Dianah Wanyana