We are delighted to introduce our inaugural P7 Class of 2023. They are 17 pupils from Okere and other neighboring villages. Out of the 17 pupils, 7 are boys and 10 are girls. Additionally, 12 of the pupils are making a second attempt do Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) after sitting for the exams in 2022 and failing to get the required scores to enable them to proceed to high school. The average age for our inaugural P.7 class is 16 years, 3 years above the standard national average of 13 years. The youngest pupil is 15 years, while the eldest pupil is 18 years. Below, we provide relevant information for all our inaugural P.7 Class pupils;
Deborah Amolo Joyce
Deborah Amolo is 15 years old. She joined our community school last year when she was in P.6 from Ojwina P.7 in Lira City. She is the daughter of Ajok Scovia, a single mother of seven children. She loves studying at our community school because there are many activities like games and music in which she actively participates. “I also love the school because the teachers support children to learn”, she says. She loves the English subject most because she would like to learn to speak better English and communicate more effectively. Deborah takes learning how to communicate effectively seriously because she would like to become a Member of Parliament when she grows up to provide political solutions to the many problems in her community. She worked hard and obtained 19 aggregates in the PLE exams, making her the best performing girl child.
2. Olwit Joshua
Olwit Joshua is 18 years old and he’s in P.7 class. He joined our community school in 2022 when he was in P.6 class. Acheng Lilly, Joshua’s mother is a single mother with seven children. Her husband, Mr. Olwit Moses had died when she was pregnant with Joshua. As a widow, Lilly has tried to make sure that all her children must go to school, amidst many odds. But because she also needed labor to do garden work, most of her children would have to help her to do garden work disabling them from effectively learning. That is why, Joshua, now 18 years old is still in primary school. He loves studying at our community school because the teachers are supportive and they help the pupils to learn better. His most loved subject is Science because the science teacher endeavors to make him understand everything. In the future, Mr. Olwit would like to become a journalist because he loves entertaining and informing people. Olwit obtained 22 aggregates in the PLE exams.
3. Ojok Innocent Ogwang
Innocent is 16 years old and he’s doing a repeat of P.7 class after sitting PLE from Kotomor, a public school in the neighboring village, and attaining 30 aggregates. He is the firstborn child of Atino Rose and Ogwang Denis who is a UPDF army officer. Innocent is working so hard to excel this time around, and believe that his love for science subject can lead him to become a medical doctor when he grows up. He loves our community school because of the good teachers who are interested to make him learn better. At our community school, he also gets the opportunity to participate in sporting activities like boxing and kickboxing which are his favorite sports. Innocent obtained 18 aggregates in the PLE exams.
4. Prisca Aceng
Aceng Prisca is 15 years. She is the daughter of Ocen George Ambrose and Akullo Milly. She is from Cike, one of the villages in Okere. She attended Acane, a nearby public primary school right from P.1 till P.5. She joined our community school in 2022 when she was in P.6. She loves our community school because of the firm foundation and support that the teachers provide to open their minds. In the future, Prisca hopes to become a nurse to help patients. She obtained 22 aggregates.
5. Ejang Rachel
Rachael is 17 years old. The last born child in a family of four children, she is the daughter Okello John and Apili Sophia. She was studying at the nearby Okwongo Primary School before coming to our community last year to start P.6 class. Since joining the school, she now has a better grasp of subjects and concepts she didn’t understand before because of the dedication and hard work of the school teachers. She hopes to work hard to be among the first graders in the final examination. She also likes participating in school music and dance activities. In the future, Rachel wants to become a nurse to help patients. She obtained 25 aggregates.
6. Elit Mirriam
Miriam is 17 years old. She sat PLE from the neighboring Okere Momkok Primary School at attained 32 aggregates. She came to our community to redo her exams and perform better. She is the daughter of Okwir Andrew, a local tailor and instrumentalist, and Awino Helen, a housewife. Miriam is the fifth of six siblings. Later as an adult, she’d like to become a classical musician or a catholic nun. Already, Elit plays the xylophone and thumb piano, a talent taught to her by her father. She is a member of our music and dance club. She obtained 20 aggregates.
7. Angom Lorna
Lorna is 16 years old. She sat PLE at Acane, the neighboring public school and attained 32 aggregates. She is the daughter Abonyo Rose and Ayoo John Bosco from Cike, one of the villages of Okere Parish. She hopes to work hard and attain first grade to be able to go to a good secondary school. In the future, Lorna would like to become to a nurse to help and support patients. She’s the second last born child of her five siblings. She loves athletics and sporting activities. She improved by obtaining 21 aggregates.
8. Okullo Isaac
Isaac is 15years old. He transferred from Acane, one of the public school in Okere where he is the best student in his class. His father is Okullo Richard and the mother is Okello Florence. He’s from Ayiloi ‘B’, one of the villages in Okere Parish. He hopes to attain a first grade to be able to go to a good secondary school, preferably Adwari S.S, the only secondary school he’s ever gone to. Isaac wants to become a teacher when he grows up because teachers are mentors and they guide and teach children to become successful in the future. Isaac like studying at Okere Community School because “it is so peaceful and serene with less distraction from studying and working hard to excel”. He was best student and obtained 18 aggregates.
9. Awor Sharon
Sharon is 17 years old. She transferred from Acane, one of the public schools in Okere where she sat and obtained 31 aggregates. From our community school, she hopes to work hard and obtain a first grade. She believe it’s possible because she has been able to learn a lot of things from our interactive and supportive teachers within a very short period of time. She is daughter of Apenyo Samuel and Ejang Lilly who are residents of Ayiloi ‘A’, one of the villages in Okere. She also loves games and sporting activities, especially playing netball. She improved and obtained 23 aggregates in the PLE exams.
10. Anyango Rachel
Rachael is 18 years old and she is repeating P.7 class after first doing her PLE from Acane, one of the nearby public schools obtaining 29 aggregates. She is working hard to perform better this time. Rachael is the daughter of Ejang Susan and Ogwang Augustine who is the LC1 Chairperson of Cike, one of the villages in Okere Parish. She hopes to become a nurse one day to help patients. She also loves music is she is an active member of our MDD club. She improved and obtained 24 aggregates.
11. Nasige Oliva
Oliva is 17 years old. She is the daughter of Abwango Geoffrey and Scovia Awili. She joins our community school from Acane, a public school where she sat PLE and obtained 29 aggregates. She has come to re-sit P.7, hoping to excel on this second attempt. She believes this is highly possible because of the support she has been receiving from the teachers thus far. Besides, the conduciveness of the school environment is also a significant source of her inspiration. She comes from a family of seven children, where she is the only girl. Although she receives little support from her father towards her education, her mother, Awili Scovia who is the chairperson of the Aero-Kwan Adult Education class she is extremely supportive towards her daughter’s education. According to Awili, “she is working so hard to ensure that her daughter receives the education she didn’t get as a child”. She improved and obtained 19 aggregates.
12. Akanyo Daniel
Daniel is 16 years old and he’s from Okore, one of the villages in Adwari-Sub-County. He’s the last born child in a family of six children. He studied at Okee Primary School before transferring to our community school. Combined with the supportive teachers and hard work on his part, he hopes to attain a first grade when he sits for his PLE. Son of a local butcher, Daniel hopes to work hard to become a more successful butcher and entrepreneur when he grows up. He obtained 19 aggregates in the PLE.
13. Akite Caroline
Caroline, the lastborn child of 10 children is 15 years old. She sat PLE from Amintenyo, one of the public schools in Otuke, and attained 31 aggregates. She is re-sitting P.7 class hoping to perform better in this second attempt. He likes our school because in just a few weeks, she now has a firmer grasp of subjects and concepts she didn’t understand before, thanks to the teachers who put in a lot of hard work to support their pupils. She wants to continue pursuing her education and hopefully become a teacher one day. She improved and obtained 25 aggregates.
14. Adit Doreen
Doreen is 16 years old. She sat PLE from the nearby Okwongo Primary School at attained 31 aggregate. She is from Okwongo Town Council. She is the daughter of Abaa Richard and Akullo Anna and she’s the seventh of eight siblings. Since she joined our community school, she has high hopes that she will definitely improve when is reexamined for PLE this year because. This stems from the fact that she sees much interest from the teachers in supporting her to understand and learn better. Besides academics, Doreen also loves playing football. In the future, she hopes to become a policewoman because they play a key role to ensure law enforcement and the security of our country. She improved and obtained 20 aggregates.
15. Akoli Nancy
Nancy sat her P7 exams from Okwongo Primary School in 2022 and obtained 33 aggregates and so was unable to proceed to high school. She obtained 20 aggregates.
16. Opio Ivan
Ivan also sat his PLE in 2022 but failed with 29 aggregates. He is a prolific football player as well. After re-sitting his PLE exams at our community school, he obtained 18 aggregates, making him one of our best students.
17. Okello Ivan
Okello Ivan obtained 21 aggregates in his PLE exams.