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UNEB Set to Release 2018 PLE Results

A total of 671,923 pupils registered to sit for last years examinations from 13,072 centers country wide.
The Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB is set to release the 2018 Primary Leaving Examinations.

The results will be handed over to the first lady Janet Museveni who is also the minister of Education and Sports by UNEB on Thursday at the office of the Prime Minister Conference Hall.

A total of 671,923 pupils sat for last year's examinations from 13,072 centres countrywide.

Last year, primary seven candidates for the first time were required to use Education Management Information System-EMIS numbers to identify schools rather than using the school name.

EMIS numbers are six-digit codes allocated to each school. Each number is unique to a certain school.

While addressing journalists before the start of the exams last year, UNEB's executive secretary Dan Odongo says that the move was geared towards fighting examination malpractice.

"When school names are written, examiners can look out for certain names of schools during the marking process."

The examination body discourages head teachers from going to their offices in Ntinda looking for examinations results. Heads of schools have been advised to access the results on the e-registration portal instead of wasting time going to the examination body offices.

Dr.Peter Wakabi, the head of ICT at UNEB says there is no reason for people to go their offices to access results. "The results on the portal are the same with those in the hard copy books. If schools use the portal, they will have their results before those travelling to Kampala."

Dr Wakabi also advises parents to use SMS services to find out their children's results. The results will be accessible 30 minutes after the Education Minister officially receives them.

Results can be received by sending a message to 6600. The message should include the words PLE and a candidate's index number.

The 2017 results showed an improvement in performance of Social Studies and Science. Mathematics and English were the worst done subjects.

The examination body attributed the poor performance in the two subjects to the inability of candidates to read and understand instructions.