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NDA second best school in Uganda

Posted on: September 12, 2016 10:10 am
Tags: Uganda, Education,

NDA students in Buseesa, Uganda

Good news from the Sisters of Notre Dame mission in Uganda, East Africa.

The Daily Monitor in Uganda reports that Notre Dame Senior Secondary Academy (NDA) in Buseesa is the second best school in the entire country. This ranking was determined after the Uganda Ministry of Education sought to determine which schools provide the most holistic development of their students. The ministry worked with Ark, a UK consultancy firm, to analyze criteria beyond national exam results, the typical measurement of success.

Sister Anita Marie Stacy, head teacher of NDA in Buseesa, explained that the idea behind the research was that the typical "best" schools enroll students that come from a background that is conducive to academic success. The students arrive better prepared and with more financial and academic resources than their counterparts at lesser-known, countryside schools.

Schools received a higher ranking in the research if they admitted students with average academic ability and fewer resources, but taught the students to perform well academically and taught life skills that are not measured in exams.

This humbling acknowledgment in the newspaper is a testament to the importance of "fostering the fullness of life!”


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Judy Parsons,SND Associate
Date: on October 11, 2016

Congratulations on having achieved such a high and impressive honor-Hubby Bob looks forward to meeting you in Jan.when the team visits.

Dr Jane Kengeya-Kayondo
Date: on September 22, 2016

Congratulations. With the type of holistic education girls from NDA are getting, they are the leaders of tomorrow. The impact of the Sisters of Notre Dame mission in Uganda will be felt by this and generations to come. I am glad to be their friend and neighbor in Lyamutundwe, Mpala, Uganda.

Dr Priscilla Waynant, PhD.
Date: on September 21, 2016

God bless you, each and everyone. The sisters who taught and the students who were motivated to learn and perform. Education is something no one can take away from you. My mom taught me that!

Sr. Karlynn Werth
Date: on September 15, 2016

Congratulations! All of your hard work shows in these girls who will now go on to help others.

Sister Mary Heleen
Date: on September 12, 2016

Congratulations, Sister Anita Marie to you and your teachers for all support and work with the girls at the Academy. Continued blessings, Sister Heleen

Sister M. Bonita Schack
Date: on September 12, 2016

Congratulations!! I will pass this great news on to the students, parents, and teachers of St. Agnes.

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