The minister said funding to special needs education is to increase to sh3.6b from sh3.1b in the next financial year. She said selection for senior one students will take place between January 28 & 29 at a venue to be announced by the ministry.
UNEB Chairperson, Prof Mary Aokol confirmed that this year’s results had been released ahead of schedule. The early release was attributed to the innovations in technology that have been embraced by UNEB.
Entebbe, Kabale, Mbarara, Fort Portal and Mukono Municipalities registered lowest failure rates.
Result slips will be ready by end of February. District education officials were advised start picking results from UNEB headquarter on Tuesday.
Here’s a quick summary about the 2015 PLE Results:
- 77% of those who sat for PLE 2105 were from Universal Primary Education (UPE). Only 23% of the candidates were non UPE.
- English and Social Studies were performed best this year followed by science and Mathematics in that order.
- Girls performed better than boys in English while boys were better in Maths. However, from a general outlook, boys outperformed girls.
- 517,895 candidates passed compared to 516,860 who sat in the previous year.
- The examination was leakage free even though other forms of malpractice like external assistance and impersonation still exist. 909 pupils have had their results withheld due to suspected involvement in malpractice. 1344 were withheld in 2014.
- A total of 620,825 candidates registered for PLE in 2015.
- 9110 scouts were deployed in 2015. This implies a ratio of one scout for every 68 pupils.
Performance per district
- In Kampala, out of the 27926 candidates, 4472 male passed in Div 1 and 3752 female in the same grade. Mukono: 9850 sat, 555 male in division one, 587 female. Total in Wakiso 38289, First grade, male 4445, 3823 female #PLE14
- Arua: Div One -1.6%, Div2 39.7% ,Div3 29.8%, Div4 19.6% ,U: 9.3% ,Division X 3.3%. 8491 candidates sat for PLE
- Entebbe: 1651 candidates, One 31.0% Two 60.4% Three 6.1% Four 2.2% U 0.3% X 0.8%
- Jinja: 9375 candidates, Division One 7.7%, Two 40.1%, Three 22.6% Four 14.0%
- Fortportal: 1418 candidates, Div 1 38.3% Div2 58.1% Div3 3.1% Div4 0.4%
- Mityana 7971 candidates, One 8.7% Two 43.2% Three 19.4% Four 12.0%
- Mbarara 6561 candidates, One 19.8% Two 57.9% Three 14.4% Four 4.9%
- Kasese 9717 candidates, One 5.6% Two 45.6% Three 24.7% Four 13.9%
- Masaka 3801 candidates, One 5.7% Two 39.1% Three 25.2% Four 13.6%
- Luweero 10792, One 8.3% Two 42.9% Three 21.5% Four 14.4%
- Gulu 4576 candidates, One 3.7% Two 44.4% Three 24.3% Four 17.4%
- Kabale 8790 candidates, One 7.3% Two 42.6% Three 25.9% Four 13.2%
The Eductaion ministry appreciated services rendered by teachers and is committed to improving their welfare. Increase of teachers' salaries was factored in the budget for the next financial year.
Education Minister Jessica Alupo noted "with concern" increasing drop outs ahead of sitting final exams, blaming it on early marriages and child labor before suggesting that more effort is required in promoting girl-child education. Female candidates were majorly in DIV III and U.