Mustard Seed School Success in National Examinations

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn the 2012 Uganda Certificate of Education (O-level) results one student gained a grade 1 aggregate (putting him in the top 8% of students in the country). 5 students failed through drop out before the exam but there were none with lower pass grades. Out of 44 students, 37 passed at grade 3 or better (grade 6 being the fail grade). The results are remarkable given the poor rural location, limited resources and relatively poorly qualified teachers. It is a testimony to high staff morale and hard work by staff and students alike.

For a second year the school has used scholarships from UHST to attract bright students from poor homes, all with grade 1 in the Primary Leaving Certificate. If this continues we should look forward to progressively improving standards in future. Moses Kamya also points to the beneficial effects of books, science materials and e-learning resources (see picture of A-level students in the computer lab).

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASince the start of the year there have been further improvements in school infrastructure.

  • New VIP toilets and washrooms for boys are finished (see picture to the right).
  • Refurbishment of the new site is well advanced.
  • Uganda National Examination Board has approved the school as a centre for A-level exams. This means that all Mustard Seed students will be able to take their exams in the school.

MMoses Kamya’s next priority is the levelling of land purchase last year, with a grant from UHST, to create a playing field.