Uganda Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) Ends Successfully – UNEB
The Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) that was conducted over the last two days has ended smoothly with no major challenges. Most parts of the country, including those that normally experience heavy rain at this time of the year, were cool and dry, which enabled effective distribution of the examination papers to the various centres. However some areas got some rain on the first day, but this did not affect the delivery of the examination papers.
Kassanda and Mundende Districts, Karamoja Region.
The Board managed to effectively conduct examinations in the two districts of Kassanda and Mubende that are under lockdown due to Ebola. UNICEF provided 35 mini-buses that helped to transport both the candidates and some examination officials to the examination centres. This was a great remedy to one of the biggest hitches that was likely to affect the conduct of the examination in that area.
The Board thanks UNICEF for this gesture. In a special way, UNEB would like to thank H.E. the President of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, for allowing us to conduct examinations for granting us permission to conduct examinations in the lock down districts of Kassanda and Mubende. We are also grateful to the Hon. Minister for Education and Sports Mama Janet K. Museveni and her team for the coordination. Tribute also goes out to the Mistry of Health and the Security for their support and guidance.
In Karamoja region where there were threats of insecurity in some areas, the Board received assistance from the UPDF which airlifted the question papers to places like Kotido, Kabong, and Karenga. We thank the UPDF for their usual support.The Board would like to thank everyone who has made a contribution to the successful conduct of this year’s
Primary Leaving Examination ( PLE). We thank our mother Ministry of Education and Sports for the support, the Ministry of Finance for the funding, the security Agencies for providing adequate security, the contracted professionals who did a good job, the head teachers/Heads of Centres, the candidates, parents/ guardians, District, City and Municipal Inspectors of Schools, the staff of UNEB, the media, and members of the public who continue to give us relevant information as supported by our whistle blower’s policy. Thank you all for portraying the spirit of joint responsibility. We urge the candidates to remain discipline as they wait for the outcome of the assessment.