UNEB Says 2022 PLE Results Performance Improved

By | January 27, 2023

The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has revealed that candidates who sat the 2022 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) performed better than the previous year.

Comparable pass levels of PLE results released on Friday show that at least 714,702 candidates passed the 2022 examinations as compared to the 659,910 of 2020.

“We are glad to inform the country that there was a better quality performance in terms of grade,” Uneb chairperson Prof Mary Okwakol on 2022 PLE results.

According to the Uneb executive director Daniel Odongo, 832,654 pupils sat exams from 14,691 school centres in 2022 which is higher than the 749,761 in 2020.

“Of this number, 583,768 (70.1%) from 11,306 centres were Universal Primary Education (UPE) beneficiaries,” he said.

“The literacy rate has improved because of UPE which was brought on board in 1997,” junior education minister Mary Kaducu noted during the release of PLE results at State House, Nakasero in Kampala.

Comparing performance by gender, Uneb disclosed that the female candidates have performed better than boys in the English language but male candidates surfaced above them in the other three subjects (Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics.