By Watchdog reporter

Today the Uganda National Examination Board ( UNEB) released last year’s Primary Leaving Examinations.

While at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kampala,  the UNEB  chairperson, Prof. Mary Okwakol said non Universal Primary Education candidates performed better than UPE candidates.

She said candidates performed better in 2016 examination compared to those of 2015 and English Language and social studies were the best done subjects.

Prof Okwakol further noted that Division one had a total of 63,400 candidates while Division two had 25,1787 of the 40,833 candidates who sat from 12,391 centre registered for 2016 PLE.
“Overall performance shows that male candidates performed better than females but females performed better in English,” she added.

Fort Portal Municipality, Entebbe, Ntungamo, Rukungiri, Jinja, Kabale, Masaka, Mbarara, Lira, Masindi were best districts with 98 percent and above pass rate.
Serere, Namutumba, Bulabuli, Kyankwanzi, Iganga, Kaliro, Mayuge, Kween, Luuka, Buyende were worst performing districts.
Boys did better than girls with 541,089 (87percent) passed compared to 517,889(86.2percent) previous year. More pupils qualify to join post primary.

However, UNEB has withheld examination results of at least 1,886 candidates.