The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has on Friday 17th January 2020 released the results of the 2019 Primary Leaving Examination (PLE).
The results were released at 11 am from Kampala Parents School by the Minister for Education and Sports Ms Janet Museveni the First Lady of the country.
The UNEB Executive Secretary Dan Odongo said, out of 695,804 candidates of which 336,040 (48.3) were boys and 359,764 (51.7) girls who sat for exams, at least 617,150 (90.4%) passed the exams.
The results shows that at least 69,243 (10.1 percent) of the pupils who sat last year’s Primary Leaving Exams (PLE) passed in division one, 318,155 candidates scored a second division while a total of 140,420 passed in the third division.
“Uganda national examinations board has registered an improvement in the performance of the pupils who sat for the 2019 PLE,” he said.
However, a total of 89,332 have passed in the fourth division while 66,152 accounting for 9.6% are ungraded.
The results show that there has been an overall improvement in English and Social Studies with the overall pass level of Science improved but there was a sharp decline in distinctions in the subject. Mathematics had a slight improvement.
Mr Dan Odongo added that results of 1,512 candidates have been withheld over suspected malpractices, now pending investigations. He added that this number is much lower than the 3,346 withheld in 2018 PLE.