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PLE out, 2,559 results under probe

Education minister Janet Museveni. File photo.

KAMPALA–The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has today Friday released the 2017 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) results.

A total of 646,190 candidates sat PLE at 12,751 registered centres an increase in number compared to 2016, which had 622,299 pupils.

Releasing the results today, UNEB executive secretary Dan N. Odongo revealed that 466,235 pupils, representing 72.0 per cent were beneficiaries of Universal Primary Education. UPE started in 1997 and some of its pioneers are now university graduates.

Odongo also revealed that a total of 57,198 passed in First Grade, 293,977 in Second Grade, 128,573 in Third Grade, 91,504 in 4th grade while 57,354 were not graded.

Figures show that social studies and integrated science were the best performed subjects. Performance in mathematics improved at credit and pass levels but there was declined at distinction level.

Before releasing the results, Odongo had a briefing with the Minister of Education, Janet Museveni, about the results at State House Nakasero, Kampala.

Odongo said results of 2,559 candidates are held pending cases related to examination malpractice.

“The candidates whose results are being held shall be accorded a fair hearing,” he added.

Odongo said districts and municipal inspectors are free to collect copies of the results from UNEB offices at 3pm.

According to UNEB, Kween district registered the highest failures followed by Bukwo, Tororo , Kayunga and Mbale districts. Others are Mayuge, Kamuli, Buvuma Budaka and Bududa.

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