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PLE: 11% pass in Division One

First Lady and Education Minister Janet Museveni has just released the PLE 2020 results. PHOTO Uganda National Examinations Board @UNEB_UG

✳ 749,761 candidates
✳ 47.2%  boys
✳ 52.8%) girls
✳ 81,864 pass in DIV 1
✳ 2,220 candidates results held

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni has today released Primary Leaving Examinations 2020, with 81,864 candidates passing in Division One compared to 69,243 in 2019.

The Uganda National Examination Board-(UNEB) executive secretary Dan Odongo announced that 11.1% of candidates who sat passed in division one.

A total of 749,761 candidates from 14,300 centres registered for PLE in 2020 compared to 695,804 in 2019. Of this number, 513,085 (68.4%) from 11,231 centres were Universal Primary Education beneficiaries, and 236,677 (31.6%) of the candidates were none.

UNEB secretary Odongo speaking today. PHOTO @GovUganda

Candidature increased by 53,957 (7.75%) over the previous year. This is the highest rate of increase recorded. Candidature has been increasing by an average of 2.5% over the last five years.

In 2020, analysis by gender indicated that 353,925 (47.2%) boys were registered compared to 395,836 (52.8%) girls, indicating that more girls than boys completed the Primary Education cycle. This has been the trend in the last five years

The Board registered 1,599 learners with special needs of various categories. The blind, the deaf, the physically handicapped and the dyslexics among others. Of these, 752 (47.0%) are females and 847 (53.0%) are males.

Odongo confirmed that the Board will withhold results of 2,220 candidates pending completion of investigations.

The largest numbers of withheld results are from districts in the Rwenzori region, especially in the districts of Bundibugyo and Kasese. Schools whose results are withheld will be notified through their District Inspectors of Schools.

✳ To check results, sms 6600, type PLE, then full index and send.



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