The minister of Education and First Lady, Janet Kataaha Museveni, has banned pre-registration tests in both private and public schools.
She issued the directive on Friday in Kampala moments after Prof. Mary Okwakol, the Uganda National Examinations Board [UNEB] chair handed her 2017 Primary Leaving Examinations [PLE] results.
“There should be no pre-registration tests in both private and public schools,” the minister remarked, adding, “this should stop immediately.”
According to her, pre-tests for children limits the increase of registration of candidates.
“I take serious note to condemn exams malpractice. It’s unfortunate that the people who are supposed to be against this vice, they are the ones helping the pupils.”
Janet said she was pleased to note the rising number of girls finishing primary education curtsey of Universal Primary Education [UPE].
“We must continue to invest in all our energies to ensure that all boys and girls continue to attend and finish school,” she said.
She called upon all leaders to each play their part in promoting effective teaching in schools to improve education.
Senior one selection exercise will be conducted from 24th-25th January at UMA showground in Lugogo.