Just In: UNEB Releases 2023 PLE Results

Just In: UNEB Releases 2023 PLE Results

By Spy Uganda

Kampala: The Uganda National Examinations Board(UNEB) has released the results for Primary Leaving Examinations(PLE) for year 2023.

According to UNEB, A total of 749,254 candidates from 15,859 centers (schools) registered for PLE in 2023 compared to 832,654 in 2022. Of this number, 501,602 (66.9%) from 11,365 centers were Universal Primary Education (UPE) beneficiaries, and 247,652 (33.1) of the candidates were Non UPE.

“A higher proportion of the 2023 candidates passed in Division 3 and above level. Overall, the performance of candidates is comparable to that of 2022” UNEB Executive Director Dan Odongo said while releasing the results at State House Nakasero.


Speaking during the release of results on Thursday, the first lady who also doubles as the minister for education and sports, Janet Museveni noted that selection for S1 learners will be held February 1 and 2 with the secondary school first timers to report on February 19, 2024 for their opening term.

“I have been informed by the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) that the P7 and S4 codes of 2024 are the last classes of learners utilizing the abridged curriculum hereafter, we shall be using a full primary school curriculum and a revised O Level curriculum after this year,” she said.


General performance

Total registered candidates- 749,254

UPE candidates- 501, 602


Female candidates– 391,558

Male candidates– 357,789

Inmates- 69

Special Needs Education learners- 2,436

Mr Odongo also raised concerns on the increased number of candidates in division U which he says may lead on an increase in school drop outs.

“It should be noted that the number of candidates in Division U is quite high, at 88,269 (10.4%) and should raise concern so that they do not just add to the statistics of school drop-outs. There are districts such as Kibuku (31.5o), Madi Okollo (31.5%), Dokolo (28.9%), Kween (28.4%), Namisindwa (28.9%) where the percentages are well above the national average. Many other districts have over 20% of the candidates in Division U. It is necessary to find out the causes and address them” Odongo noted.

Mr Odongo further noted that the results will be uploaded on the examination Centre Portals where each school can therefore download their results as soon as they are officially released.

However, the District, Municipal and City Inspectors of Schools may collect hard copies of the results from UNEB offices at Ntinda from Monday, 29th January. 2024. No copies of results are available as of now.

Meanwhile, Parents, candidates and other interested parties may use the Short Messaging Service (SMS) trough the Code 6600 on mobile networks, which will post results of candidates on their mobile sets instantly.

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