The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has released the 2017 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) results today.
The results were released at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kampala today Friday 12th of January 2017. According the Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni, the General performance in 2017 improved compared to the previous year. Examiners reported that candidates are writing and expressing themselves better than previously.
According to the results, there were more girls that registered to sit the final exams than boys last year. However, the male candidates generally beat their female counterparts in overall performance.
UNEB chairperson Prof. Mary Okwakol handed the file containing the results to the education minister at 12:42pm local time.
Summary of PLE 2017 Results
Minister Museveni advised girl-pupils to also get focused for quality performance to compete steadily with boys.
She hailed districts including Arua, Moyo and Adjumani, which are refugee-hosting communities, for realising increased registration in 2017 before adding on that it was a testimony that refugees are enabled access to education and other social services in the country.
Getting the PLE Results
UNEB has put up different ways from which teachers, students, and parents can access the results. These include;
- Sending a text message through the phone by typing PLE, space, full registration number and send to 6600.
- Schools can also pick their respective PLE results starting today 3:00pm local time at the UNEB Ntinda offices in Kampala.
The UNEB chairperson said 891 special needs learners were registered fotr last year’s final exams, with 419 male and 472 female.
Meanwhile, it has been revealed that exam malpractice is still soiling the exams process. Janet Museveni, has ordered all schools to stop setting pre-registration tests or examinations for candidates.