The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has released the 2019 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) indicating improved performance, with boys beating girls.
The UNEB Secretary General Dan Odongo said at least 7.6 % of the pupils managed either a distinction 1 or 2 in English while 14% managed the same in SST
For Mathematics and Science, while the general performance improved, fewer learners managed a distinction at that level.
Odongo said that “Overall pass level rose in Science although performance at the distinction level dropped sharply.”
At least 69,243 (10.1%) of the pupils who sat passed in division one, 318,155 scored a second division while a total of 140,420 passed in third division.
The UNEB shows that a total of 695,804 candidates from 13,475 centres (schools) registered for PLE in 2019.
Of this number, 473,893 (68.2%) were Universal Primary Education (UPE) beneficiaries, and 221,912 (31.8%) of the candidates were Non-UPE.
Meanwhile, UNEB has withheld results for 1,512 candidates in the Primary Leaving Examinations results which were released this morning.
Odongo notes that over 60 suspects were arrested during the examination for abetting malpractices.
Some were distributing fake papers, while others were teaching candidates at the eve examination.