PUBLISHED — 25th, May 2024

In a grand celebration of academic excellence, the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Directorate of Education honored the best performing schools in the 2023 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) and the School Performance Assessment.

The event took place at Kampala Parents School on Friday and brought together head teachers from both government and private schools within Kampala City.

The PLE results for 2023 showcased a remarkable success rate, with an impressive 79.5% of Kampala students achieving excellent grades.

Among the standout performers were Nsambya Girls School, Kitante Primary School, and Nakasero Primary School, recognized as top Universal Primary Education (UPE) schools.

In the private sector, schools like Yudesi Primary School, Ebeneza Junior School in Kawempe, and Kampala Standard Primary School in Kyanja demonstrated exceptional academic achievements. These schools were awarded certificates of excellence.

Dorothy Kisaka, the KCCA Executive Director, expressed her gratitude to the President of Uganda, H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, for his empowering policy of free education.

This policy, she noted, is being actively implemented in the 79 UPE schools and 22 Universal Secondary Education (USE) schools under KCCA's jurisdiction.

"The commitment of our government to provide free education has been a cornerstone in our efforts to build a robust educational foundation for our children," Kisaka stated.

Kampala, a city is home to 1,986 schools spanning pre-primary, primary, and secondary levels.

The commitment to educational excellence demonstrated by KCCA and the honored schools sets a benchmark for future achievements.

“Education is the cornerstone of our nation’s development. The free education policy empowers every child, regardless of their background, to access quality education and we are proud to be equipping our children with the tools they need to succeed.” Kisaka said.

Charles Maginot, the Director of Education and Social Services at KCCA, emphasized the Authority's commitment to further enhancing the skills and capacities of teachers.

"We are committed to enhancing the capacity of our educators through targeted training programs, ensuring they are equipped with the skills necessary to continue delivering high-quality education," Maginot said.

The event was graced by several KCCA directors and included remarkable presentations from students.

The atmosphere was one of celebration and inspiration, as educators and learners alike were motivated to continue striving for excellence in education.

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