The 2022 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) candidates outperformed last year’s pupils, according to the Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb).
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 better quality performance in terms of grade,” Uneb chairperson Prof Mary Okwakol on 2022 PLE results.
Daniel Odongo, the executive director of the Uneb, states that in 2022, 832,654 students—up from 749,761 in 2020—took exams at 14,691 different school locations.
“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.
Uneb revealed that when performance was compared by gender, female candidates outperformed boys in the English language, but male candidates outperformed them in the other three disciplines (Social Studies, Science and Mathematics.)