The Minister for Education and Sports, Janet K. Museveni will on Friday July 16, 2021 officially release the 2020 Primary Leaving Examination (PLE). The scientific release will take place at State House Entebbe and shall be attended by a few invited guests.
According to Jennifer Kalule-Musamba Principal Public Relations Officer Uganda National Examinations Board, UNEB, the release exercise will be conducted scientifically, in observance of the COVID19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS). Multiple media and communication channels, both conventional and social, will be utilized, with live broadcasts to ensure wide access to the public. The time will be 11:00 am.
“Candidates, parents and other interested parties may use the Short Message Services (SMS) on mobile telecom networks which will post the results of candidates on their mobile sets instantly. This will be done by typing PLE <Space> Full Index Number of the candidate, e.g. 003301/368 and send to 6600 on all mobile telecom networks” she says.
For School Administrations, results will be uploaded on the examination centre portals to enable schools download the results as they are officially released. No hard copies of the results will be available at the UNEB offices for now, until a later date when conditions permit.
Kalule adds that when that time comes, UNEB will officially inform the District, Municipal and City Inspectors of Schools to collect the hard copies of the results from UNEB offices.
A total of 749, 761 candidates from 14,300 examination Centres registered for PLE in 2020. 53% (395,855) of the registered candidates were females while 47% (353,957) were males. 68.4% (513,091) were funded by government under the Universal Primary Education (UPE) Program.
Overall, the performance of the 2020 candidates is comparable to that of the previous year.