2023 PLE Results. Kabale District Authorities indicate a significant Improvement.
Story By Naboth Isaac Niwagaba (Intern-Communications office)
Kabale District Authorities have officially released the 2023 Primary Leaving Examination – PLE results indicating “Progressive Improvement” in general performance.
The official results were released yesterday, by the Kabale District Inspector of Schools, Wilberforce Nabaasa during a meeting at Kabale District Rukiiko Hall attended by Headteachers of Primary schools in the district.
According to Mr. Nabaasa, out of 3,022 candidates, who registered for PLE in Kabale District last year, 210 came in Division I, 1,677 in Division II, 791 in Division III, 293 in Division IV, 180 were ungraded, while 51 did not sit for the exams. He explained that the results indicated progressive improvement in general performance compared to the previous year, 2022.
Mr. Nabaasa further explained that the general performance by percentage improved indicating that the District registered a 92.8% pass last year, compared to 87.8 percentage pass for 2022.
“For example the number of absentees has reduced from 140 in 2022 to 51, this year. In 2022, the failures were 314 but now they have reduced to 180.”
In the ranking of Divisional grades, Victorious Preparatory School in Kitumba Subcounty was ranked the best Non- UPE School with 54 candidates in Division 1, while Kavu Primary School in Maziba Subcounty was declared the best performing UPE School with all P.7 candidates in only Division 1 and 2.
Best performing Pupils from Non- UPE Schools were declared as Natuhumuriza Mark and Ninshaba Mary from Victorious Preparatory School in Kitumba Subcounty both with aggregate 4, while Reagan Ajuna who scored aggregate 6, from Buhumba Primary School in Kamuganguzi Sub county was the best performing Pupil in KDA-UPE School.
The Kabale District Education Officer, Moses Bwengye Tumwijukye, said that they intend to come up with strategies to help the under-performing Schools to improve their performance like intensifying supportive supervision and inspection, adding that they had found out that among other challenges, the main problem was absenteeism of both teachers and pupils.
Speaking during the meeting, the Kabale District LC5 Chairperson, Nelson Nshangabasheija, commended heads of schools that have registered a tremendous improvement. He also urged those, whose schools performed poorly to strive and improve on their performance, and thereby promising to intensify supervision.
The Headteacher Nyabushabi Primary School (UPE), Alex Biryomumeisho, also observed some of the factors affecting affecting pupils’ performance relate to parents’ negligence.