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Over 97000 fail PLE exams

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Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The results of the 2022 Primary Leaving Examinations released on Friday indicated that at least 97000 pupils failed the exams and will have to repeat the class.

Presenting the results at State House Nakasero, the UNEB Executive Director, Dan. N. Odongo said of the 832654 candidates who sat the exams,97109 failed.

“The 97,109 represented 12% of the total number of candidates who sat for the examinations in 2022. Such candidates should not be admitted to Senior One, but should repeat as they will not be eligible to register for the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examination later,” Odongo said.

This number is higher than the 74,878 who failed PLE exams the previous year in 2021.

The results released on Friday also indicated that 714,702 candidates passed the PLE compared to 659,910 the previous year 2021 representing 89.8% of the overall number of candidates who sat for the exams.


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