Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has released the 2019 Primary Leaving Examination, showing overall that more pupils qualified to join post primary institutions than the previous year.
This year 617,150 candidates passed the PLE compared to 599,593 the previous year.
Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataha Museveni received the PLE results at Kampala Parents School.
At last year’s 2018 PLE, male candidates performed better than their female counterparts with about 41,000 of them passing in division one compare to their female counterparts who only had 35,000 passing in division one.
The best-done subjects in 2018 were English followed by Social Studies. Science and Mathematics were the worst done subjects.
“I have noticed a marked drop in the performance in Science at the distinction level. From the brief I have received from UNEB, the problems that hinder good performance in Science still persist,” said Minister Janet Museveni.
“Teachers are teaching theoretically and have not adopted practical methods.
As I have said before, teachers must refocus their teaching to enable learners to be able to apply knowledge to their environment and other real life situations.”
She said that malpractice cases have gone down very significantly from the 2018 examination, due to the measures put in place by UNEB, the work of the security agencies, some parents and well-intentioned members of the public.
The Senior one ( S.1) Selection exercise will be conducted at UMA Show ground , Multi-purpose hall in Kampala from January 23rd to the 24th 2020.
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Performance by Gender
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Candidates’ overall Performance by Divisional Grades
Candidates’ overall Performance by Subject
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PLE Figures for candidates who sat and absentees
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PLE Registration Figures for the last five years
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