At least 93% of Bridge pupils in six academies who sat for their Primary Leaving Examinations last year passed in division one, the recently released results show.
Six academies under Bridge International registered a total of 46 pupils for PLE. The academies are in Rubongi, Tororo; Magamaga, Jinja; Bugiri, Buwenge, Malaba and Idudi in Iganga district.
Of the 46 pupils who passed in division one, 18 were girls.
According to Morrison Rwakakamba, the country director for Bridge International, the performance was commendable because many of these pupils come from impoverished families.
“The impressive results mean that all Bridge pupils are able to join Ugandan secondary schools and go on to pursue their dreams,” Rwakakamba said.
Rwakakamba also attributed the success to great support from the government of Uganda adding that it also confirms that Bridge schools teach the Ugandan curriculum contrary to reports that they do not.
In 2016, Bridge International got into some friction with the ministry of Education after it was alleged among other things that its curriculum was not in tandem with the local one.
However the conflict has since been resolved.
Ogaba Bonny a teacher from the Bridge academy in Magamaga told The Nile Post that they have always believed in their pupils and that the good results are an encouragement to continue to provide evidence based learning.
According to its website, Bridge believes that every child has a right to education and serves more than 300 pupils globally. In Uganda it has 63 academies.