Kampala Parents Shines At The 2018 PLE Exams, No Second Grade For 234 Pupils!

Kampala Parents Shines At The 2018 PLE Exams, No Second Grade For 234 Pupils!

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By Spy Uganda reporter

All the 234 pupils who sat their Primary leaving Examinations (PLE) exams at Kampala Parents School last year 2018 have all passed in division one.

Some of the pupils and friends pose for a group photo at the school on Thursday

Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) on Wednesday released PLE results at Office of Prime Minister (OPM), a function that was presided over by the first lady who is also Minister of Education and Sports Janet Kataha Museveni.

According to UNEB’s Executive Secretary Dan Odong, a total of 67193 candidates sat for the 2018 examination at 13072 registered examination centers across the country.

UNEB noted that boys outperformed girls across the country but there was a slight improvement in the overall performance.

The headmistress of Kampala Parents School attributed their success to God, the ever hard working teaching and non-teaching staff of the school and the high levels of hard work by pupils.

The Lugogo by pass based Kampala Parents’ School belongs to city tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia.

“I’m sure I wouldn’t have made it with my friends without my good teachers, I want to join Gayaza girls or St Mary’s Namagunga for my ‘O’ levil,” Elizabeth Atukunda, one the best performer who scored 4 aggregates told our reporter. Atukunda wants to become a lawyer in the future.

The schools whose candidates passed mostly with aggregates 4 and 5 are’ Kampala Parents School, City Parents School, Victorious Primary School and others.

UNEB also noted that Private primary schools performed better than Gov’t schools in 2018 PLE exams.

A total of 41604 (13.1 %) males passed in division one compared to 35529 (10.5%) females.

A total of 671,923 candidates registered to sit PLE at 13,072 centres across the country compared to 646,041 from 12, 751 centres in 2017.This is an increase of 25,882 (3.9) candidates. At least 71 per cent (476,131) of the candidates, who sat for the examinations, are from government-aided schools, while 29 per cent (195,792) are from private ones.

A total of 56,105 candidates were ungraded, meaning they failed the examinations and have either to repeat class or branch off to other skills development programmes.

Education Minister Janet Museveni (R) release exams on Thursday

Malpractice

The UNEB chairperson Mary Okwakol on Thursday reported that in Bundibugyo District, security officers found teachers in eight schools reading out answers to candidates.

She added that parents were made to pay UGX50,000 each to facilitate the malpractice in those schools.

Okwakol called for the set up of a legal unit to work with police and Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) to handle the vice.

She asked the government to hasten the processing and passing of the UNEB Bill which seeks to provide guidelines and punishments for those engaging in malpractice.

Withheld Results

The results of over 3,500 candidates have been withheld by the examinations body amid concerns of malpractice and other irregularities.

UNEB says it will accord a fair hearing to all candidates whose results have been withheld.

Candidates who will be cleared by the security committee will have their results released.

Last year, UNEB withheld results of 2,559 candidates.

 

 

 

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