PLE 2022: Boys perform better than girls
Uganda’s First Lady and Minister of Education, Janet Museveni has this Friday officiated the release of the 2022 Primary Leaving Examinations results at State House in Nakasero, Kampala.
Daniel Odongo, the Uganda National Examination Board Executive Director revealed that a total of 714,702 out of 811,810 students who sat for the examinations have passed and can proceed to post-primary education.
Of these, 114,617 passed in first grade, 357,799 passed in grade two,146,583 in third grade, and 95,702 passed in fourth grade.
According to UNEB statistics, 97,109 candidates where not graded.
Odongo noted that at least the 97,109 pupils who have failed the exams represent 12% of the total number of candidates who sat for the examinations in 2022 and they will have to repeat the class.
The results released on Friday also indicated 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.
PLE was conducted on November 8th and 9th, 2022, with a total of 832,810 candidates registered from 14,153 examination centers.
51.9 percent of the total registered candidates were females and 48.1 percent were males.
583,769 were funded under the Universal Primary Education (UPE) program, while 249,041 were non-UPE candidates.