By Nasser Kasozi
Isamu Foundation School is UNEB’s new kid on the block with lucrative top notch 2018 PLE results. A very trajectory trend in its performance, Isamu Foundation School in the 2018 Primary Leaving Examination offered only 14 pupils to sit for the PLE, however, in what turned out to be a knockout point to its competitors, the school had 13 out of the 14 candidates passing in division one and only one making it in division 2.
The performance of the school that has raised it to the bar of excellence to watch out even in the fourth coming 2019 PLE, can only be attributed both to the parents who availed the necessary scholastic requirements to their children, the teachers who stood their ground firm not to let down the parents and the children who adhered to all the situations that called for the victory.
Unlike other schools that have petitioned the National examination body UNEB of exhibiting double standards in the marking guide exercise, Isamu Foundation school was at the top of its game in the preparatory stages of its pupils to fit in either of the marking guides that UNEB would zero on as a yard stick to determine the best candidates and schools.
The performance Isamu Foundation School in the 2018 PLE results renders no credence to claims made by other prestigious schools that there were different marking schemes applied by UNEB for candidates in first class schools and those in universal primary schools.
The success story of Isamu Foundation School in the 2018 PLE results was purely based on a traditional return to the real Primary School Curriculum which initially aimed at enabling learners to develop competences and life skills for lifelong learning. The approach emphasizes the importance of literacy, numeracy, language development, values, attitudes, cross-cutting issues and continuous assessment.
Unlike other schools that have been running a different curriculum which doesn’t spell out the Ugandan educational context, educationist say accounted to their spelt doom in the 2018 PLE performance results, Isamu Foundation School focused on the intricate of the traditional curriculum that enabled them to advocate for the use of friendly child-centered methods and approaches where learners had to participate as a must in their learning activities, in order to make reasonable learning achievements.
The director of Isamu foundation school Alhaji.Muzamiru Zimuli attributed the schools success on Allah’s will and hailed support from parents teachers and students for working hard, he promised to improve on the schools infrastructural program by building a new school plan to ensure the school gets a new look in makindye municipality and promised that Insha’Allah next year the performance is likely to be more encouraging as they have prepared students to the best.
Moving forward, helped pupils at Isamu Foundation School who sat for 2018 PLE Exams acquire self-confidence and to meet the demands of life. However, a return to the traditional curriculum in Uganda today requires a total overhaul of the current curriculum. This means readopting the traditional curriculum, primary schools must present the traditional curriculum in three cycles, namely, the Lower Primary Curriculum, Transition Curriculum and Upper Primary Curriculum.
Below is the performance summary chat of pupils at Isamu Foundation School who sat for the 2018 PLE Exams:
ISAMU FOUNDATION SCHOOL
PLE RESULTS OF 2018
INDEX NAME OF PUPIL ENG MTC SST SCI TOTAL
538347/015 ZZIWA TARIK 2 2 1 2 7 ONE
538347/009 NAMUSWE SHIFRA 1 2 2 2 7 ONE
538347/014 OGUTTU JEREMIAH 2 2 2 1 7 ONE
538347/012 NSUBUGA HAJARAH 2 2 2 2 8 0NE
538347/001 ADONG KEVIL 2 2 2 2 8 ONE
538347/003 DANIEL MAGOR 2 2 2 2 8 ONE
538347/012 NSUBUGA HAJARAH 2 2 2 2 8 ONE
538347/013 OGEN PAUL 2 2 2 2 8 ONE
538347/006 KEJI LADU 2 3 2 2 9 ONE
538347/008 MATUR DUOP MATHEI 3 3 2 2 10 ONE
538347/008 NAMAGANDA SHIRAT 2 3 2 3 10 ONE
538347/002 ARIGYE CHERITY 2 5 2 2 11 ONE
HOPE SASHA KIRYA 3 4 2 2 11 ONE
538347/011 NASSANGO AISHAH 1 5 3 2 11 ONE
538347/005 JEFFREY BEATON 3 6 2 3 14 TWO
GRADE NO. OF CANDIDATES
First Grade 13
Second Grade 01