A section of head teachers in Kitgum district have asked Kitgum district local government to regulate social events saying they are responsible for the poor performance of learners at national Exams.
This comes after the district registered just 27 candidates in Division One in the just released Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE out of the 3,695 candidates that sat the exams in 2022.
The head teachers have now attributed the poor performance to the endless social events like disco at events like traditional marriages, funerals and monthly or weekly market days among others.
Basil Odingcon, the head teacher of Akara Primary school in Mucwini sub-county says most learners especially upper classes of P5, P6 and P7 spend their time in these social gatherings reducing their concentration on learning.
Christopher Arwai Obol, the L.C V Chairperson Kitgum district acknowledged the problem saying poor PLE performance is a big challenge to the district.