By Spy Uganda
Kabojja Junior school Parents who were dissatisfied with their children’s Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) results released last week have petitioned Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) and asked them to remark their scripts to be sure that the marks they attained were the true results.
Mr Dan Odongo, UNEB executive secretary Tuesday confirmed that they had received a petition from Kabojja but hadn’t looked at the contents of the petition.
Although Mr Odongo said they encourage individual schools to alert them in case they notice any irregularities, he dismissed allegations that the examining body was biased while marking city schools, saying the examiners are drawn from across the country.
Mr Richard Okiror, the school head teacher, Tuesday said the parents petitioned UNEB because they didn’t believe in their children’s performance. “We have never fallen that low in the last 20 years,” Mr Okiror said.
A scrutiny of the 2018 PLE results showed that Kabojja had 194 of its candidates in Division One while the rest came in Division Two, although no candidate scored aggregates four (4)
The best three of their pupils only managed to score aggregates Five (5) while the majority ranged between aggregates eight (8) and twelve (12).