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Kampala Parents maintains lead in 2023 PLE

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Kampala Parents School has once again emerged among top 2023 PLE performing schools in the country as Uganda National Examination Board released the exams.

The school boosts of a history of good performance in examinations for a long period of time.

According the school headteacher, Dophine Kato, the results are an indicator of quality education the school offers to pupils.

“We are happy and we thank our teachers and other stakeholders for this wonderful performance. Above all, we also dedicate these pupils to God and therefore, we prepared them good enough” Ms Kato told Eagle Online.

The School in the released 2023 P.L.E results said the results were impressive majority of the results indicated most pupils had scored between 4-6 aggregates

“You know we have a challenge with accessing all the results at ago but so far, with what we have managed to gather, it is good.” Ms Kato said.

UNEB released the 2023 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) indicating that the boys have proportionally performed better than the girls.

Speaking at the release of the results at State House Nakasero on Thursday, January 25, 2024, UNEB Executive Director Dan Odongo said, “Proportionally males performed better than the females. According to the results, 47,452 boys were in Division One, representing 13% compared to 39,130 girls in Division One, representing 9.99%. A total of 164, 906 boys (46%) boys were in Division Two compared to 171, 601 (43%) girls. 69,870 boys (19.53%) were in grade 3 while 86,420 (22.07%) girls were in the same grade.”

He added that girls performed better than boys in English, where 90.64% passed English compared to the boys who are 88.32% but the reverse is true for the other three subjects; SST, Science, and Mathematics.

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. There are districts such as Kibuku (31.5o), Madi Okollo (31.5%), Dokolo (28.9%), Kween (28.4%), Namisindwa (28.9%) where the percentages are well above the national average. Many other districts have over 20% of the candidates in Division U. It is necessary to find out the causes and address them,” he added.

A total of 749,254 candidates from 15,859 centres (schools) registered for PLE in 2023 compared to 832,654 in 2022. Of this number, 501,602 (66.9%) from 11,365 centres were Universal Primary Education (UPE) beneficiaries, and 247,652 (33.1) of the candidates were Non UPE.

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