The minister of education and sports also first lady, Janet Kataha has this morning received the 2019 Primary leaving examination results at Kampala Parents School in Naguru.
Over 600,000 pupils sat P.7 on the 4th and 5th November 2019 across the country. Prof. Mary Okwakor the Uganda National Examinations Board, UNEB Chairperson said that although a few challenges were experienced in some districts, the secretariat has aligned all results to their rightful owners.
Reminded parents and guardians that ensuring proper registration of candidates is their responsibility. She thanked the minister for continuing to release funds to UNEB. The UNEB Chairperson further applauded the ministry of finance for paying examiners on time.
Performance has improved and more candidates will be able to join post-primary institutions. Examiners reported that literacy has improved even when there are candidates who still cannot score a mark.
According to Prof. Okwakor, no case of tampering with examinations was reported at any of the storage facilities across the country, however, some teachers still assisted candidates in class. In Mpigi, a scout was given 500,000 shillings bribe to allow teachers to write answers for candidates at a certain examination centre.
UNEB Executive Secretary Dan Odongo says they registered an increase in candidature to 698,468 pupils who sat at 13,072 centres. 68.2% (475,852) candidature was from UPE and 31.8% (219,616) from private schools. 359,764 girls sat PLE in 2019.
Malpractice cases 99.9% were external and 61 persons were arrested for circulating fake papers. Several gullible schools used these papers to teach students overnight on the eve of PLE 2019.
Schools will start picking the results this afternoon by 3PM at UNEB offices in Ntinda.
69,243 (10.1%) passed in division one, 318,155 are in second division, 140,420 in third division, 89,332 have passed in division four and 66,152 accounting for 9.6% are ungraded.
Overall, boys performed better than girls in divisions one and two.
62 inmates were registered but only 56 sat and 31 passed in division 2, 17 passed in 3, 4 passed in division 4 while 2 were ungraded.
Janet Museveni in her speech said the practice of giving ore-registration tests must stop and that every child must have an opportunity to register and sit examinations.
She added that it is the work of teachers to ensure that all the children who have studied up to P.7 have a chance to sit their examinations and pass. The minister called on the press to spread the call and ensure end of the pre-registration tests.
Senior one selection exercise will be held on the 23-24th January at UMA in Lugogo.