2022 PLE candidates post better performance- Uneb
What you need to know:
- According to Uneb, 832,654 pupils sat exams from 14,691 school centres in 2022 which is higher than the 749,761 in 2020.
Selection of S1 students set for February 2 and 3 respectively- at the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) Exhibition Hall.
S1 students report for their term one on February 20, 2023.
The Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) has revealed that 2022 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) candidates performed better than the previous year.
“We are glad to inform the country that there was better quality performance in terms of grade,” Uneb chairperson Prof Mary Okwakol on 2022 PLE results.
Comparable pass levels of PLE results released on Friday show that at least 714,702 candidates passed the 2022 examinations as compared to the 659,910 of 2020.
"Overall, therefore, more pupils qualify to join the post-primary institutions than the previous year," Uneb Executive Director Daniel Odongo observed.
According to the Uneb chief, 832,654 pupils sat exams from 14,691 school centres in 2022 which is higher than the 749,761 in 2020.
“Of this number, 583,768 (70.1%) from 11,306 centres were Universal Primary Education (UPE) beneficiaries,” Dr Odongo said.
“The literacy rate has improved because of UPE which was brought on board in 1997,” junior education minister Mary Kaducu noted during the release of PLE results at State House, Nakasero in Kampala.
Contrasting performance by gender, Uneb disclosed that the female candidates have performed better than boys in English language but male candidates surfaced above them in the other three subjects (Social Studies, Science and Mathematics.)
The selection exercise for Senior One (S1) students has been confirmed for February 2 and 3 respectively- at the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) Exhibition Hall.
S1 students report for their term one on February 20, 2023, government has announced.