Public primary schools in Lugari Sub County have been urged to put in more efforts and aim at high examination scores in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations.
Speaking at the Lumakanda Teachers Advisory Centre (TAC) hall during the release of second Sub-County evaluation test results for standard eight, Sub County Director of Education (SCDE) Magdalene Igwatai said public schools are capable of posting excellent national examination results if they reorganize themselves and aim to deliver their best.
Igwatai noted that public schools have highly qualified teachers and adequate textbooks which put them in a better position to prepare their learners for high exam scores.
She challenged public school teachers not to dwell on lame excuses for dismal exam results but instead discover the strength of their synergy and establish the secret of thorough preparation of candidates.
Igwatai asked the head teachers who represented their schools during results release to organise the resources they have in their schools and help candidates before sitting for the national examination.
The SCED however encouraged schools both public and private who have posted promising results to keep the upward trend through continuous improvement of those results.
“We have noticed some schools posting high scores during continuous assessment tests but the same results are not reflected in Kenya Certificate of Primary Education results,” Igwatai observed.
She advised teachers to award candidates marks that can encourage gradual improvement but not high scores that ‘blind them’ hoping they will maintain the same scores at national exams.
“Last year we had high results scores during continuous assessment tests in several schools but missed out on KCPE results which implies that something must be done to keep the learners working hard,” she concluded.