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MP expresses concern over KCPE performance 

Matayos Member of Parliament Geoffrey Odanga has expressed concerns over what he termed as dismal performance by Primary schools in the area in this year’s KCPE
Speaking during a burial ceremony in Bugengi village on Saturday, Odanga said most of the schools dropped in performance and called for urgent attention from education officials.
“Out of 51 schools in my constituency, 29 registered negative deviations with Bugeng’i Primary registering the worst negative deviation of 26.7,” he said adding that the sub county registered a drop of 6.0 points.
He urged all Education officers in the County, including County Director, Sub County Directors and Assessment Standards Officers to visit schools regularly and give reports
“All stakeholders should get involved in finding a lasting solution to this poor performance as soon as possible,” he said.
Busia County KNUT Women representative Lydia Nabwire told the MP to appreciate the efforts the teachers put in recording better results in this year’s KCPE, adding that teachers face a lot of challenges.
“You also have to underscore the fact that there are many things affecting performance of any given school. So please we want to kindly request that you appreciate whatever the teachers did. I know 2018 they will register better results,” she said.
Despite 29 schools registering negative deviation, the Constituency produced two top students in the County through Ebenezer Academy who scored 434 marks each.
By Salome Alwanda

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