Gulu School of nursing gets 95% pass rate

Some of the Students of Gulu school of nursing and midwifery

Some of the Students of Gulu school of nursing and midwifery

95 percent of students who sat for certificate in nursing exams at Gulu School of nursing and midwifery have passed the exams, according to results released last week on Wednesday by the Ministry of Education.

37 out of the 39 students who sat for the exams in May 2015 passed with credits while two failed one subject each.

The director of the school located in Koro sub county, Mr Alfred Okwonga told Acholi Times that there has been a big improvement in the results where 86% of the students passed last year compared to this year’s 95%.

He attributed the improvement in results to improved infrastructures at the institution.

“We are also recruiting more teaching staff, buying more equipment, more text books, and more computers. Our target is actually 100%. We do not want any students who come to us to fail,” He said.

At National level, 1,953 students (85%) out of 2,293 students who sat the exams passed.

29% passed with distinction s, 40.7% passed with credits, 43.2% has passes while 14.2&% were ungraded (failed).

Okwonga says with school doing well, parents should not waste money and time taking their children to other districts.

“I would like to advice parents who are taking their children far away that the school is now near us here and we are giving the best quality education. If you compare the school average and national average we are the best,”

To be admitted for a certificate in nursing at Gulu school of nursing and midwifery, s a student must score five passes in Ordinary level.

The passes should be in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and English.

The director says that that Gulu School of nursing admits two intakes in a year, one in may and another in September.