The recent Primary Leaving Examinations and Uganda Certificate of Education national examination results were followed by a couple of events, one of which was a heated social media debate on the relevance of standardised national examinations and whether they should be scrapped off. Dr Christopher Mulwanya an educationist and author ‘A critical look at Uganda’s education system’ a policy paper, notes that continuous assessment allows the teacher to focus on the teaching and learning processes and evaluate students, not over a long period of time, but on a daily or weekly basis because in the end, what matter is that students get the intended learning outcomes not just the grades. He further notes that there are a number of issues national examinations do not take into account.
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