The results released by the Uganda National Examinations Board UNEB today indicate that 37,265 of these are boys while 26,135 are girls. This represents 6 and 4.2 respectively of the 640,833 candidates who sat for the examinations.
A total of 63,400 pupils passed in Division One in the just released 2016 Primary leaving Examinations (PLE).
The results released by the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) today indicate that 37,265 of these are boys while 26,135 are girls. This represents 6% and 4.2% respectively of the 640,833 candidates who sat for the examinations.
Dan Odongo, the UNEB executive secretary, says the overall performance of pupils in 2016 was better than that of 2015 especially at division one and two levels.
According to Odongo, the number of candidates in division two is 251,787 higher than in 2015 when 51,427 passed in division one and another 234,537 were in division two.
Odongo noted that the reports from examiners who analyzed the candidates' scripts indicated that candidates exhibited a better layout of their work and their handwriting was legible. He added that they answered in full sentences regardless of the correctness of the responses and expressed themselves better than the previous cohorts.
A total of 640,860 candidates registered for the UNEB exams last year in November. 488,323 of the enrolled pupils are in the government Universal Primary Education scheme.
Prof. Mary Okwakol, the UNEB board Chairperson said that the results indicate an improvement in the general performance in English language and Social Studies.
"Over all, male candidates performed better than the female candidates, though the female candidates performed better in English Language," Prof. Okwakol said.
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