Apac Demotes 12 Head teachers, Deputies Over poor PLE Results

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Okunyu also says 31 head teachers and 57 deputies in government aided primary schools have been reshuffled. He says the move follows a huge decline in PLE performance. In 2014, Apac registered 241 PLE candidates from Apac district obtained first grades as compared to only 162 last year.

Apac district local government has demoted 12 head teachers and their deputies to classroom teachers over the poor performance in last year's Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE. Billy Okunyu, the Apac District Education Officer confirmed the development but declined to reveal the identity of the affected head teachers.

 
Okunyu also says 31 head teachers and 57 deputies in government aided primary schools have been reshuffled. He says the move follows a huge decline in PLE performance. In 2014, Apac registered 241 PLE candidates from Apac district obtained first grades as compared to only 162 last year.
 
 
He says the transfers are among other things intended to boost pupils' performance, instill discipline and spirit of hard work among head teachers, their deputies and teachers. Okunyu also observes that some of the head teachers and their deputies had overstayed at their respective schools and continued recording poor performance.
 

 
He says some of the head teachers had developed conflicts with parents, which affected their performance. Joseph Owera,a resident of Chegere sub county, says there is need for teachers and school management committees to improve their engagement and interaction for better results.  Apac district has a total of 1668 primary school teachers. 



However, more than one third of the teachers are said to be on study leave, which has created a huge gap in the education sector. Some of the government aided school, which registered poor results are Nambieco P.7, Banya, Aninolal p.7, Agwiciri , chawente, Apolika, Apwori, Akot, and Telela primary school among others.