Joy as Oasis primary schools excel in PLE
By Andrew Cohen Amvesi
ARUA. Pupils and staff members of Oasis primary schools in Koboko and Arua city were on Thursday treated to excitement when the Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni released the 2023 Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) results.
The results showed that all the Oasis primary school campuses excelled in last year’s PLE with over 90 percent pupils passing in first grade.
At Oasis Annex Oli Campus in Arua city, 43 pupils out of 50 passed in first grade while the remaining 7 were in second grade and at Oasis main campus in CEFORD, 30 pupils passed in first grade, 86 in second grade and only 4 were in third grade.
Meanwhile Golden Brain primary school which is another branch of Oasis schools emerged as the best school in the whole of Koboko Municipality and Koboko district combined with 28 first graders out of 40 candidates. The remaining 12 pupils passed in second grade.
The best pupils of Oasis schools are Haulah Adiru Gaddaffi and Shamim Lenia who both scored aggregate 6 in last year’s PLE. Others are; Abigal Adora, John Cade and Victoria Desire Bigimbi, all with aggregate 7 among others.
Speaking to journalists at Oasis main campus shortly after the release of the results, John Bosco Dradebo, the overall Administrator of Oasis schools expressed gratitude to the pupils, staff and parents of Oasis primary schools for the excellent performance, promising that they are going to do much better this year.
“This year we are going to have better results than 2023. Our set this year is the best and the whole region is going to appreciate it. What I only urge is the education department and all other stakeholders should work together to ensure that in this year’s result, we achieve 100 percent pass,” Dradebo said.
When asked about her good performance, Adiru said she didn’t expect that result because in mock examinations, she got 8 and 9 aggregates in the West Nile and Arua city mock examinations respectively.
“I didn’t expect that I was going to get at least 6 aggregates in PLE. Right now, I’m surprised that I at least managed to get 6 because of my teachers’ support and the support of my parents. My parents had a lot of hope in me even when I didn’t have hope in myself,” Adiru said.
“Also, my teachers had told me that I should just keep on praying and be very hard working in class and I pray that as I join secondary in the school of my dream, I pray that I also continue to get good grades. I wish to join Mbogo High school in Kampala and I pray that I also make a mark in that school and get good grades,” Adiru added.
Adiru said she wants to become a medical doctor in future so that she can use her expertise to save lives.
“I would like to become a doctor so that I can help people in our environment because of the pollution and a lot of disease outbreaks that are going on, I would like to help people to overcome that,” Adiru promised.