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UNEB Set to Release PLE Results

The examinations were conducted on November 8 and 9, 2022, with a total of 832,810 candidates registered from 14,153 examination centers. 51.9 percent of the total registered candidates were females and 48.1 percent were males. 583,769 were funded under the Universal Primary Education-UPE program, and 249,041 were non-UPE candidates.
The Ministry of Education and Sports is set to release the 2022 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) results today.

The examinations were conducted on November 8 and 9, 2022, with a total of 832,810 candidates registered from 14,153 examination centers.  51.9 percent of the total registered candidates were females and 48.1 percent were males. 583,769 were funded under the Universal Primary Education-UPE program, and 249,041 were non-UPE candidates.

According to the program, the education minister, Janet kataha Museveni, will release the examinations at from the State Lodge, Nakasero this afternoon.

Before the release, there was public concern over the delays in the scheduled release date for the exam was delayed. This concern was based  on the fact that the exam is the most widely-taken among national examinations, with a high number of candidates and many families and communities having a vested interest in the results.

While appearing before the Parliamentary Education Committee earlier this month, UNEB Chairman Dan Odongo noted that marking PLE ended before Christmas. However, the board was not able to immediately present the results to the Minister for release.

He added that there were several steps that had to be taken before the release of results, including convening an internal examination security committee to review the results for candidates suspected of engaging in malpractice.

The examination was unique because it was based on an abridged curriculum, specifically designed to teach students who had missed nearly two years of schooling due to COVID-19 induced school closures.

Candidates, parents, and other interested parties can use the Short Message Services (SMS) on mobile telecom networks to check for the results as soon the examinations are released. This can be done by typing PLE Followed by a space, the candidate's index number, and send to 6600.

Jennifer Kalule, the spokesperson for Uneb, stated that the board has worked with individual schools to ensure that the results of candidates who did not complete their school fees will not be accessed using the SMS option.

She added, "During the writing of the examinations, we pleaded with schools to allow learners to sit for the exam before clearing their fees, in order to ensure that parents don't default on payment. Such parents need to first pay the remaining fees balance to access the results when they are released.