Luuka: As the 2023 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) draw near, the P.7 candidates are bracing themselves for this critical academic milestone. Their journey officially begins tomorrow, Tuesday, when they receive a thorough briefing that will set the stage for their examinations.
On Wednesday, November 8, 2023, the candidates will dive into the assessments. Their day will commence with mathematics at precisely 8:30 a.m., followed by an afternoon session where they will tackle social studies and religious education.
Thursday, November 9, 2023, will see these young scholars engage with integrated science in the morning, while they conclude their PLE adventure in the afternoon with the English paper.
In this challenging moment, the students of Naigobya Primary School and Benamos Primary School received a welcomed boost from Luuka North MP, Hon. Luke Kyobe Inhensiko. His support came in the form of essential examination materials that will undoubtedly aid these young minds in their upcoming assessments.
The benevolent donations included an assortment of items. Each girl received a dozen pairs of knickers, six sanitary pads, a set, a pen, and a pencil. The boys were not left out; they were equipped with a dozen boxer underwears, a set, a pen, and a pencil.
Dr. Fridah Kyobe, the wife of Hon. Luke Kyobe, was instrumental in delivering these critical materials. She took the time to speak with the 95 pupils who were the beneficiaries of this support. Her words were filled with wisdom and encouragement as she urged the candidates, particularly those who embark on their examinations tomorrow, to be organized and prepared.
Dr. Fridah Kyobe stressed the importance of having all necessary materials at the ready, emphasizing that students should not be left frantically searching for items on the morning of their exams. She advised them to possess three pens, two pencils, a sharpener, and their mathematical sets ahead of time, ensuring everything they need is within arm’s reach.
Her words conveyed not only the necessity of physical preparedness but also the importance of psychological readiness. She encouraged the candidates to face these examinations with confidence, reminding them that the papers they are about to tackle are no different from those they have encountered throughout their academic journey, starting from P.1.
However, Dr. Fridah Kyobe couldn’t overlook the fact that it’s currently a rainy season, and Luuka’s terrain, with its numerous swamps, poses unique challenges. She urged the candidates to set off early for the exams to avoid being impeded by the rain.
In the face of this academic milestone, the candidates and their parents found solace in the kind-hearted actions of Hon. Luke Kyobe and his wife, Dr. Fridah. The deputy headmaster of Naigobya Primary School, Moses Byakatonda, expressed gratitude on behalf of the pupils, parents, and teachers. He underscored the significance of this support, especially concerning hygiene, which plays a pivotal role in a child’s education.
The deputy headmaster also used the opportunity to call on parents to invest more time and care in their children, as unmet desires often drive dropouts from school.