By Alex Balimwikungu
Kampala Parents School (KPS) proprietor, Sudhir Ruparelia is in cloud nine following the good performance of the school in the recently released Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) results.
The tycoon, who drove to the school to meet with pupils and parents immediately after the results were released, is particularly happy that the school continues to improve each year, even against the backdrop of negative comments on social media.
The Naguru based school registered 197 first grades out of 256 pupils and among those over 50 pupils scored aggregate 4 and 5.
“I keep saying that social media doesn’t run the school. The school management does. We have ignored the rumours and are celebrating marvellous results,” Sudhir said as he posed for selfies with former pupils and parents.
Last year, a peaceful meeting at the school nearly turned chaotic when parents commented on the poor performance of the school and perceived low teacher motivation.
Parents shouted and started walking out of the main hall demanding that the businessman respects them. He later agreed to meet the parents, many of whom were happy that he listened to their complaints.
“I believe this year’s great performance is down to the fact that the proprietors, the school management and the parents are on the same page,” a parent who spoke to Kampala Sun revealed.
The Kampala Parents School Principal, Daphne Kato applauded school Directors, Management and Teachers for their outstanding role in nurturing children towards academic excellence.
“Our Director provided everything that a child needs to study and excel and the teachers are happy because when we compare results with those of last year this ones are better,” the school principal said, following the release of PLE results where the school got 197 first grade and 58 second grade and only 1 third grade.
“Most of the Parents coming for results are happy and we know our children will go to schools of their first choice.
“Our teachers worked hard and finished the syllabus in second term so we used the 3rd term to revise. We worked as a team and also carried out continuous assessment meetings to know up with our pupil’s performance trends with several revision classes.” she revealed