Kampala — The Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni will, on Friday, July 16, release the long-awaited 2020 Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) Results, the Ministry has said.
Education Minister will release the 2020 PLE results at 11:00 am, from State House, Entebbe.
The development was confirmed on Wednesday afternoon after a closed-door meeting in which the First Lady was briefed on candidates’ performance.
The meeting was attended by Uganda National Examination Board Executive Secretary Dan, UNEB Chairperson Prof Mary Okwakol among others.
The release of the exams, which was slated for last month, was postponed after President Museveni instituted a 42-day lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus.
A total of 749, 811 candidates were confirmed to have sat to the Primary Leaving examinations in March 2021 after schools were abruptly closed in March 2020 over coronavirus outbreak and reopened in a phased manner seven months later starting with the candidate classes.
Mr Dan Odongo, the UNEB executive secretary, told this website that they registered more candidates in the most turbulent times subsequent to the closure translating to an increase of 7.8 percent.
Odongo revealed over 68% of the candidates (513,091) are products of the Universal Primary Education program. By gender, girls are the majority at 53% (395,855) while 353,956 (47%) are boys.
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Out of these, 58 are inmates who sat for their exams from Luzira Maxim State Penitentiary. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic disruptions, the total number of the candidates were above the 2019 figure of 695,468 with a range of over 10,000 candidates.