Students attending PEAS schools achieved more top grades than the Ugandan average.

Over half of students (51%) studying at PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools) secondary schools achieved Division 1-3 grades in the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE), released last week, which is 4% more higher than the national average.

Across Uganda, nine out of every 10 students passed the UCE exams with results improved on last year according to recent press reports. On the release of the exam results on 29th January 2016, PEAS schools had a pass rate of 94% and in eight schools every single student passed.

In PEAS schools, 1,600 students received the UCE exam results this year with 810 students achieving the top three grades. The fail rate for students at PEAS schools was also significantly lower than the national average showing a higher proportion of successful outcomes for students.

Country Director for PEAS Uganda, Francis Shanty, said: “We’re extremely pleased that our teaching approach is resulting in the top grades.

The hard work of our students and teachers is giving our school leavers the upper hand when it comes to life after secondary school.” Francis Shanty

“Students learn best in a positive environment and PEAS students in particular are recording more top grades than the average schools in Uganda”.

Three PEAS schools that had candidates for the first time, after opening their doors in 2014, all recorded 100% pass rate. Top performing school, Toroma in Eastern Uganda, (nine in every 10 students) achieved Division 1-3 among their students.

Head Teacher at Toroma PEAS High School, Deo Onyait, said: “It’s a fantastic first set of results for Toroma. We are quite a small school but have some fantastic teachers and that is shown with these outcomes.”

The results at these newer schools show the standard of teaching and education quality PEAS insists upon and is a positive sign for the future with four new secondary schools opening in 2016.

New PEAS secondary schools will open their doors in Rukiri, Kashangura, Isingiro and Mpigi in the coming weeks increasing access to education in more remote areas.

On hearing the results of the UCE exams in PEAS schools, Founder and Chief Executive, John Rendel, said: “I’m extremely proud of all PEAS students that took the UCE exam.

The staff and students work extremely hard all year around and to see the results they’ve achieved is testament to the commitment they’ve shown to learning.

“These results show that not only are a higher percentage of our students passing the UCE exams but proportionately more are achieving the top grades. The schools we opened in 2014 have just recorded some fantastic results and we hope this proves an inspiration to the students starting secondary education at any one of our 28 schools this year.”

PEAS built their first secondary school in 2008 and in the following eight years have grown to a network of 28 in Uganda, educating around 14,000 young people.

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