The Uganda Examinations board has withheld results of one thousand five hundred twelve pupils who sat for the 2019 Primary Leaving Examinations.
According to the UNEB Executive Secretary Daniel Odongo, although the examination was conducted smoothly, cases of malpractice in some schools were reported.
He says that these were mainly cases of external assistance given to candidates by third parties Uganda National Examinations Board has withheld results of 1,512 pupils who sat for the 2019 Primary Leaving Examinations.
While Releasing the results at tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia’s Kampala parents school this morning, the board’s Executive Secretary Mr.Daniel Odongo said although the examination was conducted smoothly, cases of malpractice in some schools were reported and are being investigated.
Odongo added that there were several instances of fake papers circulated prior to the exams and 61 people have since been arrested from various parts of the country.
He says with the approval of the ministry of education, they are withholding the results of 1,512 pending completion of investigations.
He however notes that this figure is much lower compared to the 3,346, cancelled results for 2018.
He says that all candidates whose results are withheld will be given a fair hearing by UNEB security committee and those who will be cleared will have their results released.
in the same way UNEB has registered a slight improvement in the performance of the pupils who sat for the 2019 PLE compared to the previous year. Odongo says that out of the total Number of candidates 695,804 of which 336,040 (48.3%) boys and 359,764 (51.7%) female who sat for exams, 617,150 (90.4%) passed the exams. 69,243 (10.1%) passed with division one, 318,155 in second division and 140,420 in third division. 89,332 have passed in the fourth division while 66,152 accounting for 9.6% are ungraded.
The Minister for Education and Sports Janet Museveni slammed teacher’s involvement in malpractice and pre-registration tests.
“It is sad to know that teachers and parents are leading students into examination malpractices. Some students failed because they were led into malpractice and found different questions in the exams,” Janet Museveni, said in part.
Janet Museveni alsao reiterated her call for schools to stop giving out Pre registration exams to candidates. Releasing the 2019 PLE results, Kataha said that whereas UNEB registered an increase in the number of candidates sitting for the exams the number would have been higher if Pre registration tests were not administered in schools. She has warned school heads to stop this practice adding that they have no right to judge who is suitable to sit for exams. She says that all pupils have a right to sit for the national exams and its usually UNEB which can determine their capability.
Inmates at Luzira upper prison have shined in the 2019 primary leaving examination r
While releasing the examination results the UNEB Executive Secretary Dan Odongo says that out of fifty-six candidates who sat for the exams, 31 obtained grade 2 division 19 obtained division three, four obtained division for two were ungraded.
He added that the special needs pupils also performed better this year. The best candidate with visual impairment Author Alubanani form grand mission primary school Nabbingo scored 9 aggregates. He was followed by Rina Ahuhura who scored 9aggregates and peace Sharon who scored from Ajipaku primary school in Arua district.
To get your results, type “PLE, UCE, UACE,” leave a space, then type index number and send it to 6600