Private primary schools have emerged top in the 2018 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) whose results were released today in Kampala by the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB).
The schools whose candidates passed mostly with aggregates 4 and 5 are’ Kampala Parents School, City Parents School, Victorious Primary School and others.
A total of 671,923 candidates registered to sit PLE at 13,072 centres across the country compared to 646,041 from 12, 751 centres in 2017.This is an increase of 25,882 (3.9) candidates. At least 71 per cent (476,131) of the candidates who sat for the examinations, are from government-aided schools, while 29 per cent (195,792) are from private ones.
Speaking at the release of exams, Mr Dan Odong, the Executive Secretary for UNEB said male candidates have slightly performed better than female candidates. In division one, (41604) 13.1 per cent of the male passed in division one compared to (35529) 10.5 per cent.
Meanwhile the Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataha Museveni lashed out to school administrators saying no private school will be allowed to operate in the 2019 school year without a valid registration license.