MARACHA. Maracha district officials on Friday received the primary leaving examinations (PLE) results with a lot of excitement after noticing that at least 60 pupils out of the 2, 377 candidates that sat for last year’s examinations passed in division one.
According to Ms Flavia Osoa, the Maracha district education officer (DEO), the 60 candidates represented 2.6% pass.
She added that 1, 168 candidates passed in division two (60.7%), 620 candidates in division three (26.9%) while 345 candidates passed in division four representing 4.7%.
Ms Osoa said generally, the result was good because only109 candidates failed as 71 didn’t sit for the examinations at all.
She attributed the improvement in the results of last year to hard work done by the candidates.
“The results are good compared to the previous years and I think, the candidates worked hard this year as you can see the percentage pass much as a small number passed in division one but half the number of the candidates passed in second grade and we are happy about it,” Osoa said.
The education officer believes that this year, the candidates will perform better since they are going to intensify inspections in schools so that syllabus coverage is done early enough and also talk to parents to give the pupils the support they need to perform better.
Mr Stephen Edema Budraa, the Maracha deputy chief administrative officer (CAO) said in summary, the result shows that 2, 193 (95.2%) passed thus it is a good result.
“This is a very good result. We want to thank our DEO, parents and all other stakeholders for their efforts in different capacities,” Budraa added.
The primary schools in the district that registered first grades include; Yivu with 12, St. Joseph Maracha private 07, Atratraka 06 and Ojapi 04 candidates.
Others are; Maracha, Nyarakua, Kijomoro and Nyoro primary schools with three candidates in division one each. Anivu, Paranga, and Koriba registered two candidates each in division one while Kololo, Oleba, Midria, Nigo, Ambekua, Bura, Kololo, Simbili, Odrua and Etoko primary schools each registered one candidate in grade one.
Mr Mawa Godfrey Oniacha, the primary seven class master at Yivu primary school said the achievement is out of the effort of the teachers and the support given by the school administration.
The best candidate in the district was Vincent Bob Drati, 12, who scored total aggregate of 7 after obtaining 2 in English, Science 2, SST 2 and Math 1.
The best girl is Saviour Alone from St. Joseph Maracha private primary school with aggregate 8.