A total of 12,819 registered candidates did not sit for the 2020 Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE.

According to UNEB, a total of 749,942 candidates registered for examinations but only 736,942 candidates showed up for the examinations.

Dan Odongo, the UNEB Executive Secretary says there were various reasons why there were absentee candidates. Odongo on absentee candidates…..

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Data from UENB shows that the highest number of absentee candidates were recorded in rural districts that include Isingiro district with 451 candidates out of  8,924 registered followed by Gomba district where over 9 percent representing 416 learners out of the registered 4,618 candidates did not sit for the examinations among others.

However, this year, UNEB officials attribute the high number of absentee candidates to learners dropping out of school to engage in farming activities during the lockdown.

The Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataha Museveni says a follow up is needed to figure out what happens to learners who register but do not write the exams. She says the education sector needs to account for this category of learners.Mrs.Janet Museveni on Learners…

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In 2019, UNEB records show that 12,502 candidates did not show up for exams. The previous year, the figure stood at 12,293.

Meanwhile, despite withholding some results in Kasese district some schools including, Parental care, Kamaiba primary, Five star Model, Nyakasanga infant, Vision Model, Ndongo Baptist, Global vine school and trusted care in Saluti A, performed well among others.

Mr.Kyana Crispas, the head teacher trusted care attributed the good performance to discipline and commitment of both teachers and learners.

Mr.Kyana on PLE…….

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Details about the results will come later. END.  

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