Makerere University has commissioned a study, following the perennial poor performance of candidates in science subjects, particularly Biology, at the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) level.
The study, under the office of the deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, aims at averting the trend.
The Dean of School of Bioscience, Prof Arthur Tugume, said the study will be done in two phases, starting with identification of the root causes of poor performance.
This will be undertaken through analysing qualifications, competence, and availability of Biology teachers and technicians, the Biology curriculum, how topics are segregated, the state of laboratory, the state of field infrastructure for teaching Biology at A-Level and attitudes of learners towards the subject.
The institution will come up with solutions and make recommendations from the findings.
“We are hopeful that in the medium to long-term the problems of poor academic performance in Biology at UACE and the ills