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88,269 Candidates Failed 2023 PLE Exams

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The 2023 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) results have been released with better performance in Science and Social studies at 9.8% and 9.4% respectively as compared to English and Mathematic at 7.8% and 5.3% respectively.

The results also indicate higher proposition of candidates passing in division III and above with 88,629 (10.4%) of the candidates in division U.

Districts with higher percentage of candidates in Div. U include Kibuuku (31.50%), Mado Okolo (31.5%), Dokolo (28.9%), Kween (28.4%) and Namisindwa (28.9%).

A total of 86,582 (11.8%) candidates passed in Division 1, 336,507 passed in Div. 1, 156,290 passed in division III and 69,283 passed in division IV

In terms of gender, boys outperformed girls in the first division, where 47,452 of them got division one compared to 39,130 girls.

At least 171,601 girls passed in division 2 compared to 164,906 boys.

Out of the 69 incarcerated inmates who sat for the exams, two passed in division 1, 32 in division II, 15 in Division 111, 5 in division IV and 6 were ungraded.

Speaking about exam malpractice, the UNEB Executive Director Dan Odongo said UNEB is considering setting a special court to handle exam malpractice.

According to Odongo UNEB has withheld results of the affected candidates pending completion of the investigations.

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