586 pupils fail PLE in Buliisa, Hoima

Out of 586 pupils who failed PLE, 310 were from Buliisa district while 276 were from Hoima City

By Our Reporters

Buliisa: At least 586 pupils in Buliisa District and Hoima City failed the 2023 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) that were released last week on Thursday by the Ministry of Education and Sports.

Mr. Tyson Kiiza, the District Education Officer (DEO), said that out of 1,668 candidates registered for the PLE in the district, 51 passed in division one, with 31 being male and 20 being female.

Kiiza also told this publication that 599 candidates passed in division two, with 393 being males and 206 being females, 499 appearing in third grade, and 194 appeared in fourth grade, whereas 15 candidates were ungraded.

Meanwhile, 310 candidates failed, with 141 being males and 169 being females.

Nicholas Aliganyira, the district chairperson of the education committee, notes that there is still room for improvement.

He also urges parents to play their role by supporting their children with school necessities. Aliganyira also challenged parents to always attend PTA meetings and implement the resolutions in order to improve on the performance.

In related development, Johnson Kusiima Baigana, the Hoima City Principal Education Officer, told this publication that out of 3,399 candidates who sat for the 2023 PLE, 627 passed in the first division, 1690 passed in the second grade, 535 in the third grade, 231 in the fourth grade, 276 in the U, and 40 candidates registered but didn’t do the exams.

Kusiima disclosed that the number of candidates who sat in 2023 was reduced by 79 compared to the year under review of 2022, saying the number of candidates in Division II increased by 139 compared to the previous year of 2022.

He says the number of candidates who registered but failed to turn up was reduced by 45, which was an improvement compared to the PLE of 2022.

Kusiima revealed that the reduced performance in 2023 compared to 2022 is greatly attributed to inadequate staffing in the UPE schools.

Story filed by Pascal Onega and Flavia Ajok

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