PLE 2023 Exam Results 88,269 Candidates Failed

By | January 25, 2024

The Minister of @Educ_SportsUg Hon. Mama @JanetMuseveni has released the #PLE2023 results at State House Nakasero.

At least 88,269 (candidates who sat the 2023 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) were ungraded, the Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has said.

These represent 10.4 per cent of 749,347 candidates who sat the national exams last year, according to the board’s executive secretary, Dan Odongo.

“Division U (Ungraded) is awarded to candidates who have failed to reach the minimum level of performance that can be awarded at least a Division 4 They are not eligible for admission to the Senior 1 class. 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,” Mr Odongo said.

According to UNEB, 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,” Mr Odongo added.

The education minister, Janet Museveni said she had instructed the Permanent Secretary of her Ministry to work out something to ensure that such pupils are allowed to repeat Primary Seven in public schools.

“From the Executive Director’s report, I observe that several candidates did not qualify for the PLE certificates (Ungraded). The government is going to ensure that this trend is reversed. I have instructed the Permanent Secretary [of Education Ministry] to work out something to ensure that such pupils are allowed to repeat Primary Seven in public schools so that we can support them,” she said.

A total of 247,728 pupils, who sat the PLE exams between November 8 and 9 in 14,442 examination centres are from private schools while the rest are from Universal Primary Education (UPE) schools.

The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Hon. @JanetMuseveni has officially released the 2023 Primary Leaving Examinations. Results are officially accessed via SMS on all telecom companies. Congratulations to all Candidates!!