By Our Reporter
Democratic Party secretary general Mathias Nsubuga has attributed the failure of last year’s O’level students to commercialization of education.
Speaking to journalists at parliament Nsubuga said that most schools no longer put emphasis on academics but money and the few where
parents pay too much are the few that perform better
He says that due to commercialization even people who should have been in charge of supervising these schools have resorted to building their own schools and this has affected their monitoring role.
He said that government should come up with a policy that bans those in the ministry of education from acquiring schools and stopping teachers from part timing.
Last week, UNEB released the 2012 Uganda certificate of education results indicating a slight decline in performance compared to 2011.
Out of 262,987 candidates who sat for the exams 18,826 passed in division one which is 7.2 % compared to 22,630 which is 8.5 in 2011.