Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has Friday released 2019 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) Results at Kampala Parents School in Naguru, Kampala.
According to Uneb, English and Social Studies performance improved at distinction level.
Overall, pass level rose in science although performance at distinction dropped sharply.
The best dyslexic candidates are a female, Ahurira Rhina from Bwaise Parents Primary School (Kampala) with Division 1, Aggregate 9 and a male Gael Parwot Gadi from Victorious Primary School (Kampala) also aggregate 9.
The best blind candidate, Ainamani Arthur Rwakitara from Grand Masion Primary School Nabbingo (Wakiso). He got aggregate 9.
UNEB Executive Secretary Daniel Odongo says that out of 695,804, total number of candidates who sat PLE, 336,040 (48.3%) are boys and 359,764 (51.7%) are girls.
617,150 (90.4%) passed the exams. In both English and Mathematics performance was poor.
Odongo says the performance has slightly improved.
According to the results, 69,243 (10.1% of the candidates) passed in division one, 318,155 in second division and 140,420 in third division.
A total of 89,332 have passed in the fourth division while 66,152 are ungraded.
According to Dan Odongo, reports from Examiners indicated that there is an improvement in candidates’ handwriting.
Candidates also organized and presented their work more clearly even when the answers are wrong.
A candidate is deemed to have passed if he/she obtains divisional grades of 1, 2, 3 or 4.
Such candidates will qualify to register for any post primary examination conducted by UNEB.