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PLE: Selection for Senior One Students Set for Early Next Month


Between February 2 and 3, different stakeholders in the education sector will gather at the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) Exhibition Hall for the selection exercise of Senior One Candidates.

Hon. Janet Kataha Museveni, the First Llady and Minister of Education and Sports made this revelation while relizing the 2022 National Examinations of the Primary Living Examination (PLE).

A total of total of 714,702 have passed the  PLE, and will be proceeding to secondary level.

These who can now be admitted to post-primary schools were part of the 811,810 who sat their PLE between 8 and 9 in 2022 countrywide.

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.

The general performance was better as compared to candidates who sat for the 2021 examinations, according to Dan Odongo the Executive Secretary of UNEB

The 811,810, are part of the 832,654 who registered for the examination.

“In terms of numbers, 714,702 candidates passed the PLE compared to 659,910 the previous year. Overall, therefore, more pupils qualify to join the post-primary institutions than the previous year, Mr. Odongo said while releasing the results at Nakasero State Lodge , Kampala on Friday.

“With regard to the Selection Exercise for Senior One, this will be held on 2nd and 3rd February, 2023 at the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) Exhibition Hall,” said the Minister.

“The date for reporting to school for Senior one will be 20th February 2023,” she added.

A candidate is deemed to have passed if he/she obtains Divisional grades of 1, 2, 3 or 4. Such candidates, he said qualify to register for any post-primary examination conducted by UNEB.

Division U (Ungraded) is awarded to candidates who have failed to reach the minimum level of performance that can be awarded at least a Division 4.

Mr Odong, however, said those who were not graded (97,109) should repeat primary seven since they have not been graded.

“Such candidates should not be admitted to Senior One, but should repeat as they will not be eligible to register for the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examination later.”

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