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PLE Results: How UPE, Private Schools Performed in Terms of Divisions


The Uganda National Examination Board on Friday afternoon released results of 811,810 pupils who sat for their Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) in 2022.

In these results, a total of total of 714,702 managed to pass and will now cross to secondary level.

Among 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 while 97,109 were not graded.

In terms of funding, government funded schools had the highest number of pupils totaling to 583,768 compared to private counterpart who had 248,982 pupils.

“What is even more gratifying is that of the registered number, 583,768 (70.1%) from 11,306 centres, were Universal Primary Education (UPE) beneficiaries, and 248,982 (29.9%) of the candidates were Non UPE,” said Hon. Janet Museveni the Minister of Education and Sports during the release at State House Nakasero on Friday.

Of this registered number, 566,515 UPE pupils sat for PLE while 245,295 sat from the private schools.

In terms of performance, government still hard the highest number in performance and failure as well.

In Division one, UPE schools had 37,578 pupils while non-UPE had 77,039.

In Division Two, government recorded the highest number, 238,287 pupils compared to private institutions which registered 119,512.

In Division Three, Government schools had 121,405 compared to their private counterparts who had 25,178, UPE schools had 81,420 pupils in Division Four while Private Schools had 14,282.

87,825 pupils failed completely in UPE schools while 9,236 failed in private schools.

“Reasons for this disparity in performance, as indicated in earlier Studies by UNEB, could include the fact that teachers in the urban schools tend to spend more time on task, and the learners spend more time in school,” said Dan Odongo, the Executive Secretary of UNEB.

Dan Odongo the Executive Secretary of UNEB during the relising of the PLE examination results at State House Nakasero on Friday (Courtesy Photo)

The teachers, he said also tend to adopt teaching methods that emphasize preparation of candidates for test taking. 

“There is a higher level of involvement by the urban parents in their children’s learning process, and urban areas generally have better access to facilities that supplement classroom teaching,” 

According to Odongo,, the general performance was better as compared to candidates who sat for the 2021 examinations.

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