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UNEB releases 2017 PLE results, withholds results from 26 schools
A total of 646,190 candidates sat the exams, with 57,198 passing in first grade, 293,977 in second, 128,573 in third, 91,504 in fourth while 57,354 completely failed the exams.

The Uganda national examinations board on Friday 12th January released the 2017 Primary leaving examinations results

The 2017 Primary Seven Leaving Examinations released by UNEB on Friday indicated an improvement in performance to 90% compared to 87% in 2016.

 

A total of 646,190 candidates sat the exams, with 57,198 passing in first grade, 293,977 in second, 128,573 in third, 91,504 in fourth while 57,354 completely failed the exams.

 

However the number of candidates that passed in first grade declined from 63,400 in 2016 to 57,198 in 2017.

Male candidates performed better than their female counterparts despite the fact that there were more female candidates registered for PLE.

Social studies was the best-performed subject, followed by integrated science and Mathematics while performance in the English language declined.

Wakiso performed best with 9921 candidates in first grade, Kampala, 7754 in first grade, Mukono,2842 Mbarara 2364 and Masaka 1765 first grades while the eastern districts of Kween, Bukwo, Tororo, Kayunga, Mbale, Mayuge, Kamuli, Budaka, Buvuma and Bududa registered the worst performance.

The Primary Leaving Examinations released today also showed that results of 2559 candidates from 26 schools were withheld due to allegations of examination malpractices.

 

The Uganda National Examinations Board described examination malpractice as a national security threat which must be dealt with by security agencies.

 

The chairperson of Uneb Prof Mary Okwakol said that starting this year, distribution of examination papers will be escorted by security agencies from storage stations to sitting centres.