The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has revealed that candidates whose results for the 2019 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) were withheld shall appear before the UNEB Security Committee for interrogation.
In a statement released by the Executive Secretary Dan Odongo on Thursday January 22, 2020, UNEB informs candidates and schools whose PLE results were withheld that they will be summoned at designated dates to appear before the Committee for questioning.
Odongo’s statement reads in part thus;
Withheld Results For The 2019 PLE Candidates
Theme: Integrity, Maintaining Security In the Manage of Examinations is my Responsibility
Uganda National Examinations Board informs the General Public, Parents and Candidates whose PLE results were withheld that the Board notified the schools the reasons why their results were not released.
The Board is preparing to give a hearing to all the affected candidates. Schools and Candidates shall be invited to appear before the UNEB Examinations Security Committee on specific dates.
After the hearing, those that will be exonerated will have their results released, while the results of candidates that will be found culpable will be canceled in accordance with Section 4(3) of the UNEB Act, Cap 137.”
Odongo also adds that; “UNEB would like to warn the public about fraudsters who asking for huge sums of money from parents and schools, allegedly to help them get the results released. Such persons should be immediately reported to police.
UNEB released PLE last week at a function held at Kampala Parents School, during which Secretary Odongo handed over the results to First Lady Janet Museveni, who is also the Minister for Education and Sports.
According to the results, at least 69,243 (10.1 percent) of the pupils who sat last year’s Primary Leaving Exams (PLE) passed in division one, according to the results released by Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) on Friday.
Odongo said at least 318,155 candidates scored a second division while a total of 140,420 passed in third division.
According to him, out of 695,804 candidates of which 336,040 (48.3) were boys and 359,764 (51.7) girls who sat for exams, at least 617,150 (90.4%) passed the exams.
He said a total of 89,332 have passed in the fourth division while 66,152 accounting for 9.6% are ungraded, before adding that the performance of this year has improved significantly compared to the performance of pupils who sat in 2018.