Boys Beat girls in The 2014 PLE results Yet Again
Boys have continued to outshine girls in PLE examinations performance, according to the 2014 results released today by the UNEB Executive Secretary, Mr Mathew Bukenya at the Office of the Prime minister.
Division one performance went up by 10.4% as compared to 9.4% in 2013.
“In Kampala, out of the 27,926 candidates, 4,472 male passed in Division one as compared to 3,752 female in the same grade. Out of a total of 38,289 candidates who sat PLE last year in Wakiso district, 4,445 males got first grade as compared to their female counterparts who were 3,823 and in Mukono, out of 9850 who sat, 555 male passed in division one as compared to their female counterparts who were 587,” he observed.
According to Mr Bukenya out of a total of 604,971 candidates who registered for last year’s PLE exams, 78% were UPE beneficiaries
Bukenya further noted that Social Studies and Religious education were the best performed subjects
However, Mr Bukenya further noted that 58,000 candidates failed their PLE exams while results for 1,344 candidates were withheld pending investigation. If cleared, they will be released. He also observed that the number of candidates who scored zero has reduced due to increased deployment of UNEB scouts to curb malpractice.
Fort Portal, Entebbe, Mbarara, Jinja, Masindi, Ntungano and Lira emerged as best performing Municipalities in Uganda while Dokolo, Luka, Bugiri, Iganga, Tororo, Mayuge, Kapchorwa, Manafwa emerged among the poor performing districts.