By Miriam Mukama and Rukiya Makuma
The Uganda National Examination’s Board (UNEB) released the Primary Leaving Examination results on the Jan. 18 at the Ministry Of Education and Sports offices in Kampala.
Jessica Alupo the Minister of Education who received the results from Mathew Bukenya the UNEB chairman said girls had performed better in English.
Statistics indicate that the performance of the students has tremendously increased compared to the results of 2010 and the results were free from leakages. “The results were a true reflection of the candidates’ abilities,” Alupo said.
She urged UNEB to continue with the fight against malpractices in the next exams.
The total number of pupils who sat for the exams were 535933 pupils from 11,139 registered centres.
Of this number, 446928(83.4%) were Universal Primary Education (UPE) beneficiaries while 89,005(16.6%) of the candidates were non-UPE.
Head teachers will pick their schools’ results on Jan. 19 from the Ministry. Parents and pupils can still access their results by sending messages to 6600 to get their results.
The Ministry has set Feb 2/3 as the dates on which the lists of selected pupils to Senior One will be released.