Eight out of every 10 primary school teachers that qualified in 2015 can neither read nor solve basic primary level mathematics questions according to a new Ugandan government evaluation, re-confirming a systematic decay in quality of the country’s education reports the Daily Monitor.
Tutors at Primary Teacher Colleges (PTCs) face the same problem with 20 percent of them being able to interpret graphs basic level mathematics. Eight percent of in service teachers are able to interpret the graphs.
“Only 21.8 per cent and 38.8 per cent of Primary Teachers Colleges’ Year-Two students were rated proficient in numeracy and literacy in English language, respectively,” said The Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) executive secretary Daniel Odongo said
Odongo further added that the findings were “alarming” and require to be reversed urgently to improve learning and teaching at schools.
“No one will join the teaching profession if they have not passed Mathematics and English Language,” said Ms Rosemary Sseninde, the State minister for Primary Education