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Why Kampala Parents’ School Continues To Excel, Proprietors Reveal Tricks

Over the years, Kampala Parents School (KPS) has made a statement as an academic powerhouse in not only Kampala but the entire country. The primary school owned by the Ruparelia Group continues to excel in the national Primary Leaving Examination (PLE).

In an interview with the press Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, the proprietor of KPS, explained what makes the school continue to be a top notch performer. “We have listened to our parents, we worked closely with our teachers and pupils and this has shown in our 5-star performance in the just released 2018 PLE results.”

In the 2018 PLE released results, KPS registered a 100 percent performance after all their 234 candidates passed in first grade. This result betters that of 2017 where out of the 274 pupils, 200 scored first grade and the rest passed in second grade. In 2017, KPS was the best mathematics school in the country.

“This is a result of working with our teachers and pupils and listening to our parents and other stakeholders,” said Dr. Ruparelia.

Rajiv Ruparelia, a director at the school said that with expansion projects complete, a lot more focus would be put academic excellence, with an aim of producing balanced pupils.

“Much as we did very well, better than most if not all the schools in our category, we are capable of a lot more. We have invested in the best facilities to create a great learning environment for pupils.

This great performance is a good indicator that the investment made by the directors is beginning to pay off. More importantly, it is an encouragement to our teachers, our parents and our pupils,” he said in a phone interview.

The school recently received a $7 million facelift and expansion that saw the building of 35 new classrooms, creating a total of 110 classrooms at the school. Two (2) state of the art libraries, 2 ICT rooms, 2 science labs, 2 home science labs, 1 media room, 1 stitching room, 1 music room, 1 drama room and a 2,000-seater multipurpose hall to double both as the dining hall and recreation centre were also built.

A new swimming pool, a basketball court and an extra playing field are being constructed as well as a 500-capacity purpose-built kindergarten and a day care centre with a capacity of up to 200 toddlers were also added. The school also had a 2-kilometre wall fence erected around the 13-acre school complex as part of the expansion to boost security of the pupils.

The school has an installed capacity for 3,000 pupils in the upper primary school section and 700 kids in the kindergarten and day care sections.  The school admits pupils from 2 years (pre-primary) up to Primary 7.

Daphne Kato, the school’s Principal attributed the good performance hard work, a good relationship with parents and God’s blessings. “This performance, if you are to make it, you have to make sure you work hand in hand with the parents,”

“You have to make sure that you have a strong team of teachers. And the most important thing is to make sure that the facilities are in place. You have always seen our school, there is isn’t anything that is not available here. Our directors have provided whatever is required for pupils to excel.” Kato said.

Production Of Oil In The Albertine Will Disrupt The Climate

The production of oil in the Albertine region will not only bring cash to the economy but it will also disrupt the climate since burning of fossil fuels is one of the challenges facing the world today which has caused extreme weather conductions, rising oceans and record setting temperatures are wreaking havoc on hundreds of millions of lives and livelihoods around the world and Uganda has had its own share of this.

The greenhouse gas emissions, primarily from burning fossil fuels have already warmed the globe by more than 1°C since the beginning of the industrial revolution, unless we can rein in these emissions and ambitiously transition to a just, clean and renewable energy future, the planet will become unrecognizable as global temperatures soar by 4,5, or 6°C and beyond which will affect a way of living  hence causing a crisis in production of food and other services.

The vast majority of the historical global emissions that are driving the climate change have come from the excessive use of fossil fuels but it’s the poorest countries like Uganda that are having high appetite of investing in production of fossil fuels and yet we can afford to adapt to the changing climate.

The recent global climate agreement in Paris was a major step in recognizing the global urgency of the crisis but the it will take serious action from both international and national governments to meet the new goals that inspire to limit global warming however the deal fell short when the Europeans started to finance the production of oil in Uganda and Africa at large and efforts to support the most vulnerable are limited when even adaptation becomes impossible.

In order to avoid the worst of dangerous climate change, we must keep carbon in the ground. According to the best available science, to have a decent shot at limiting global warming to even 2°C, 80% of the fossil fuels we already have access to must stay in the ground, this number will be even more dramatic for the 1.5 °C limit that countries such as the U.S., have committed to. This effectively means no major new fossil fuel projects, and phasing out existing fossil fuel production and consumption by the middle of the century, replacing them with a safe, clean, just, and renewable economy that is 100% decarbonized.

Written by Mumbere Edwin Fanta

Kasese Field officer-Africa Institute for Energy Governance.

 

PHOTOS: Hard Work Pays For Kampala Parents PLE Candidates

Kampala Parents was a filled to the brim with jubilations as pupils and parents stormed the Naguru based school to celebrate the good performance the school registered in last primary leaving examination (PLE).

 Kampala Parents Schools continues to be a centre of academic excellence after it registered a 100 percent performance in the 2018 national primary seven exams. 234 pupils who sat for the exams passed in first grade.

Daphine Kato, the Kampala Parent’s Principal thanked the directors for appropriately equipping the school with all the necessities that “keep the school on top.”

“God is good and He has always been on our side,” she said adding: “Children who are going to secondary school, congratulations. Continue working hard, put our school on the map and be role models.”

Atukunda Michelle, who got aggregate five thanked God for what the Almighty had done for her while her mother Tina Bwesigye thanked the school for putting in a lot of effort ‘to make sure that the children excel,’

“I want to thank my daughter, she put in a lot of effort. I helped her but she was also listening to me.” Bwesigye said of her exceling daughter.

Nandutu Alisa, with six aggregate was a bit unpleased because she expected to score four, nonetheless she thanked ‘God for the aggregates that I got’. 

Namanya Alvin, with aggregate 6 said he was enthusiastic, Ayebale Patience said she worked head, read her book and now she wants to join Gayaza High School. Mugasha Brian, also with aggregate 6 was disappointed for not getting aggregate four, he blames it on grading. He now wants to join Kings College Buddo.

Atukunda Elizabeth, with aggregate 4 thanked God for protecting her throughout the year 2018. “I would like to thank my teachers for teaching me and for giving me the all the knowledge that I needed to pass my exams.”

Namara Rachael said “I am very grateful to God and my parents and to the school because I got aggregate five. Kampala Parents is a nice school. It offers holistic education, the facilities are good and the teachers here are very kind and friendly.”

 

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Kampala Parents’ Registers 100% PLE Performance

Celebrations engulfed Kampala Parents School as pupils, parents, teachers and school support staff unpacked 2018 Primary Leaving Examination released Thursday in Kampala by Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) and Ministry of Education and Sports.    

The leafy school located in Naguru had all their 234 Primary Seven 2018 candidates pass in first grade; which is a 100 percent performance. This is a much better performance as compared to 2017 when only 200 pupils out of 270 passed in first grade. The rest were in second grade.

Daphne Kato, the school’s Principal attributed the good performance hard work, a good relationship with parents and God’s blessings. “This performance, if you are to make it, you have to make sure you work hand in hand with the parents,”

“You have to make sure that you have a strong team of teachers. And the most important thing is to make sure that the facilities are in place. You have always seen our school, there is isn’t anything that is not available here. Our directors have provided whatever is required for pupils to excel.” Kato said.

Atukunda Michelle, who got aggregate five thanked God for what the Almighty had done for her while her mother Tina Bwesigye thanked the school for putting in a lot of effort ‘to make sure that the children excel,’

“I want to thank my daughter, she put in a lot of effort. I helped her but she was also listening to me.” Bwesigye said of her exceling daughter.

Nandutu Alisa, with six aggregate was a bit unpleased because she expected to score four, nonetheless she thanked ‘God for the aggregates that I got’. 

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