How Primary Pupils Fared in PLE
By Serestino Tusingwire
The ministry of Education and Sports has today morning released the 2016 Primary Leaving Examination results.
According to the Chairperson Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB), Prof Mary Okwakol, this year’s performance has slightly improved compared to the previous year’s.
Out of 640, 860 candidates who sat for PLE, 488,310 were registered under UPE and the rest were non UPE candidates.
UNEB report says that male candidates generally performed better than girls though the girls performed better in English Language and social studies.
On another note, non UPE schools performed better than UPE schools.
Meanwhile, in terms of performance by municipalities, the top ten include Fort portal with 99.9% pass rate, Entebbe with 99.3%, Ntungamo comes in third place with 99.2%, followed by Rukungiri with 99.1%, Jinja 98.6%, Kabaale 98.5%, Masaka 98.4%, Mbarara 98.1, Lira 98.1 and Masindi 98.1%.
This means that Fortportal, Entebbe, Rukingiri, Jinja, Ntungamo, Kabale, Masindi and Lira have bounced back to the list of the top ten.
The worst performing districts were mostly from Busoga and the wider eastern region.
They include Buyende, Luuka, Kween, Mayuge, Kaliro, Iganga, Kyankwazi, Bulambuli, Namutumba and Serere
Meanwhile, the UNEB executive director Daniel Odong says results of 1,886 candidates have been withheld pending investigations.
This figure is higher compared to 1,344 candidates whose results were withheld due to alleged involvement in malpractice in 2015.