The 2007 National Primary School Examination results for all the schools that sent in candidates from the Lokomasama chiefdom have been referred to as quite satisfactory.
According to sources from the Port Loko II Inspectorial Zone, which comprises Kaffu Bullom and Lokomasama chiefdoms, only 766 pupils out of the 997 candidates were able to secure the stipulated marks for admission to Junior Secondary Schools (JSS).
The inspector of schools, James Lewis Koroma, attributed this unsatisfactory performance to the limited number of trained and qualified teachers.
Teacher and pupil relationship in this chiefdom, according to report, is said to be grossly inadequate.
Apart from the farming activities which tend to dissuade school going children in the Lokomasama chiefdom, the establishment of an open market exercise known as ‘Luma market,’ at Kalangba Junction is said to be one of the leading factors for children’s dismal performance.
Alhaji M. F Kamara, the officer in charge of the D.E.C schools in this inspectorate, said they intended having a meeting with all the Class Six teachers in that area to plan a way out.
He disclosed that they would provide incentives for these teachers, and give out prizes to the best performed schools and sensitize parents in the respective communities to encourage children to be regular at school and concentrate on their studies.