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2023 PLE Results Released: Overall Performance Declines Across Subjects

January 25, 2024      

The 2023 Primary Leaving Examinations results have been unveiled, revealing a decrease in performance across all subjects compared to 2022. UNEB Executive Director Dan Odongo, speaking at State House Nakasero, noted a higher proportion of candidates passing in Division 3 and above.

In Science and Mathematics, more candidates passed proportionally, but the overall performance is comparable to 2022. Division U (Ungraded) was awarded to candidates failing to meet the minimum performance for at least a Division 4, making them ineligible for Senior 1 admission.

A concerning number of candidates, 88,269 (10.4%), received Division U. Districts like Kibuku, Madi Okollo, Dokolo, Kween, and Namisindwa reported percentages well above the national average, urging the need for investigation and intervention.

Out of 749,254 candidates from 15,859 schools, 66.9% were Universal Primary Education (UPE) beneficiaries. Males outperformed females, particularly in Division One and Division Two categories. While girls excelled in English, boys surpassed in SST, Science, and Mathematics.

The Uganda Prison registered 69 candidates, with 60 taking the exam. Two passed in Division 1, 32 in Division 2, 15 in Division 3, and 5 in Division 4, while 6 were ungraded, and 9 did not sit the exam.

Results are accessible on examination center portals, allowing schools to download them instantly. Hard copies can be collected by District, Municipal, and City Inspectors of Schools from UNEB offices at Ntinda starting January 29, 2024. Parents and candidates can also receive results via Short Messaging Service (SMS) on mobile networks.