KAMPALA – The selection process for Senior One students will take place on January 23 and January 24 at the Lugogo UMA showground, First Lady and Education minister Janet Kataha Museveni has announced at the release of the PLE results on Friday 17.
The first term for continuing students opens Monday, February 2, while the date for Senior One students to report has not been announced.
No projections have been given on the likely Senior One admission cut-off points for various secondary schools.
Janet Museveni commended UNEB for the early release of the PLE results because it not only enables the students to start with others but also enables the Ministry to run other activities.
Mrs. Museveni said that the continuous poor performance of children most especially from the rural areas is the problem of the lack of meals in their schools.
The Friday results showed a slight improvement in performance at the distinction and credit pass levels in last year’s Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE).
According to this year’s PLE results, out of the 695, 804 candidates, 617, 150 candidates passed PLE and qualify to join post-primary compared to 599, 593 in 2018.
Boys continued to perform better than girls at upper grades, and with a lower failure rate.
A total of 695, 804 candidates from 13,475 centers registered for PLE in 2019. Of these, 473,893 were UPE beneficiaries and 221, 912 private.