KAMPALA – The Uganda National Examination Board and the Ministry of Education and Sports have released the 2019 Primary Leaving Examination results.
UNEB Executive Secretary Dan. N. Odongo says a total of 695,804 candidates from 13,475 centres (schools) registered for PLE in 2019.
Of this number, 473,893 (68.2%) were UPE beneficiaries, and 221,912 (31.8%) were Non-UPE
The Board registered 1,315 learners with special needs of various categories. The blind, the deaf, the physically handicapped and the dyslexics among others. Of these, 49.3% are females and 50.7% are males
In English and Mathematics, there was poor performance in questions where students were required to apply knowledge in problem-solving situations or expressing themselves.
There has been an overall improvement in English and Social Studies. The overall pass level of Science improved but there was a sharp decline in distinctions in the subject. Mathematics had a slight improvement –
The Uganda National Examinations Board has described examination malpractice as a national security threat that must be dealt with by security agencies.