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Soroti, Kumi Top PLE Performance in Teso

The PLE results released on Friday show Soroti had 344 candidates in Division one, representing followed by Kumi with 270 candidates. Bukedea district was third with 159 candidates in first grade while Ngora district with 3.2% children in first grade.

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Soroti and Kumi districts have maintained the lead in the Primary Leaving Examination, PLE performance in Teso Sub Region. 

The PLE results released on Friday show Soroti had 344 candidates in Division one, representing followed by Kumi with 270 candidates.  Bukedea district was third with 159 candidates in first grade while Ngora district with 3.2% children in first grade. 

Kapelebyong lagged behind with only 17 children in first grade, representing 1%, closely followed by Kaberamaido with 73 first grades, representing 1.8%.

The results showed most candidates passing in second grade with districts like Katakwi and Bukedea having more than 50% of the total number of candidates. 

Katakwi and Soroti had the highest number of absentees with 42 candidates each, Kapelebyong followed 32, Ngora 30 while Kaberamaido registered the least number of absentees with only two. 

However, unlike in 2018 where a number of candidates passed with aggregate four, five and six, 2019 PLE results seen by URN shows a good number of candidates passed with aggregate six and above. The results also show some slight improvement in the number of children passing and registering for examinations. 

George Michael Egunyu, the district chairman of Soroti urged parents to play their role in providing for their children especially lunch in order to realize good performance in national examinations. 

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Teso districts like Kapelebyong, Katakwi and Kaberamaido are among the worst-performing districts listed in the PLE results released by Education Minister, Janet Museveni. 

The results show Karamoja trailing behind followed by districts of Eastern Uganda while Central and Western Uganda areas topped PLE results, according to UNEB data.