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EDUCATION: 20 years of UPE

Focus moves to raising quality of learning Kampala, Uganda | The Independent | In 2018, schools under the Universal Primary Education (UPE) sat more students for Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) than non-UPE schools; 476,130 (or 70.9%) out of 671,923 candidates. It was another sign that it was as right to …

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PLE results expose gaps in system

Experts blame outdated UNEB Act for failure rates Kampala, Uganda | AGNES E NANTABA | The recently released 2018 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) caused excitement for many pupils, parents, and schools. But for some top elite schools Jan. 17, the day when the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) released the …

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Speaker, Miss Uganda ask children to stay in school

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga and Miss Uganda, Quinn Abenakyo have appealed to school going children to concentrate on their studies, nurture their talents and stay in school for a bright future. This was during visits to Star Light Primary School and St. Michael International …

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Ministry of education top official tips parents, PLE stars

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Commissioner in charge of Primary Education at the Ministry of Education and Sports Dr. Tony Mukasa – Lusambu has urged parents to give financial and related support to their school going children so they are able to score highly in examinations. He was speaking …

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Bridge gets 95% of pupils in Division 1 & 2 in PLE

  Girls beat boys, reversing national trend Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The national trend in the performance at Primary Leaving Exams (PLE) was reversed at Bridge Schools as girls beat boys. According to some statistics, boys are 9% more likely to outperform girls at the country level yet …

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UNEB develops whistle-blower policy to fight exam malpractice

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has announced that it is developing a Whistle-blower policy as a means to tame examination malpractice. The announcement was made after the release of the 2018 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) results at the Prime Minister’s Office in Kampala. …

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UNEB withholds results of 3500 PLE candidates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB has withheld the results of 3500 primary seven candidates for alleged malpractice. UNEB Executive Secretary, Dan Odongo, says most of the affected candidates received external assistance from third parties within the examination rooms. Some of the affected schools include Bundimulinga …

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Eleven miss PLE in Amuru due to pregnancy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 11 primary school girls in Amuru district have failed to turn up for their Primary Leaving Examinations due to early pregnancy. George Oryem, the headmaster of Amuru Lamogi Primary School, says three of the girls in his school failed to show up this …

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Administering PLE to teachers is unacceptable- Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | State Minister for Primary Education Rosemary Sseninde has opposed the planned administration of Primary Leaving Examinations to teachers. Sseninde says the exercise is unacceptable, illegal and is likely to demoralize teachers. Recently Nakaseke district resolved to administer Primary Leaving Examinations to teachers as a …

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PLE: Bridge Schools get 93% in Grade 1 and 2

BRIDGE: The school’s best performing PLE pupils were from the eastern part of the country Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  In its pioneer year of Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE), Bridge International Academies registered a notable performance where 93% of its pupils passed in Grade 1 and Grade 2. In …

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