The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has released the Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) for the Year 2022.
The Exams, were officially released by the First Lady and Minister for Education and Sports, Hon Janet Museveni, at State House, Nakasero.
According to UNEB Executive Director, Dan Odongo, a total of 832,654 candidates from 14,691 centres (schools) registered for PLE in 2022 compared to 749,761 in 2020.
Of this number, 583,768 (70.1%) from 11,306 centres were Universal Primary Education (UPE) beneficiaries, and 248,982 (29.9%) were Non UPE.
He said in 2022, analysis by gender shows that 400,100 (48.1%) boys were registered compared to 432,554 (51.9%) girls, indicating that more girls than boys completed the Primary Education cycle. This has been the trend in the last six years.
However, Odong revealed that proportionally males performed better than the females and recorded a lower failure rate.
For the Male, 60070 (15.4)% passed in Division one, 172827 (44.3%) Division two, 68272 (17.5%) Division three, 43794 (10.9%) Division four, and 45309 (11.1%) Division U, while for the female 54547 (12.9%) were in division one, 184972 (43.9%) Division two, 78311 (18.6%) Division three, 51908 (12.3) division four and 51800 (12.3%) Division U.
He noted that 714,702 candidates passed the PLE compared to 659,910 the previous year 2021 representing 89.8% of the overall number of candidates who sat for the exams.
“In 2022, more candidates obtained Division 1 and Division 2 than in 2020. The overall pass levels are comparable between the two years. In terms of numbers, 714,702 candidates passed the PLE compared to 659,910 the previous year,” Odong said.
He noted with the performance, more pupils qualify to join the post-primary institutions than the previous year.
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