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UPDATE: UNEB to brief Education Minister Janet Museveni on pupils’ performance in 2020 PLE

Education and Sports minister Janet Museveni will release the 2020 UCE soon (PHOTO /File)

KAMPALA —The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) will on Wednesday July 14 brief the Minister for Education and Sports Janet Museveni on the 2020 Primary Leaving Examination Results.

The meeting will be held at State House Nakasero and an official release date of the 2020 will be communicated, a top UNEB official said on Monday.

The closed-door meeting is expected to be attended by UNEB Executive Secretary Dan Odongo together with UNEB chairperson Prof Mary Okwakol who will brief Education Ministry officials including First Lady on the performance of students.

Mr. John Chrysestom Muyingo who is the State Minister for Higher Education, Ms. Joyce Moriku Kaducu, the Minister of State for Primary Education and Mr. Alex Kakooza, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education among other technocrats are also expected to attend the meeting.

UNEB had postponed the release of 2020 national examination results citing new coronavirus containment protocols announced by the President.

UNEB had scheduled to release scheduled to release the 2020 PLE at the end of June.

Jennifer Kalule Musumba, the board spokesperson, said the programme had been affected by the COVID19 restrictions.

Although schools are currently closed, she told reporters that UNEB needs to ensure that examination results are released earlier so as to fit in the available school calender.

The 2021 academic year is scheduled to begin on September 20, 2021.

According to UNEB, a total of 749,811 candidates are registered to sit for PLE.

Odongo revealed over 68% of the candidates (513,091) are products of the Universal Primary Education program.

By gender, girls are the majority at 53% (395,855) while 353,956 (47%) are boys.

Out of these, 58 are inmates who sat for their exams from Luzira Maxim State Peneteniary.

Dispite the COVID-19 pandemic disruptions, the total number of the candidates were above the 2019 figure of 695,468 with a range of over 10,000 candidates.

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