KAMPALA: The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has confirmed that the results of the 2020 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) will be released tomorrow (Friday, July 16, 2021).
The function for the official release of the PLE Results will be officiated by the Education Minister and First Lady, Mrs. Janet Museveni, the board has said.
The groundbreaking announcement was made by the UNEB Spokesperson, Ms. Jennifer Kalule who said the “scientific” release will take place at State House Entebbe with a few invited guests.
“The release exercise will be conducted scientifically, in observance of the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS),” she said.
Ms. Kalule noted that candidates, parents, and other interested parties may use the Short Message Services (SMS) on mobile telecom networks which will post the results of candidates on their mobile sets instantly.
“This will be done by typing PLE Full Index Number of the candidate, for example, 003301/368, and send to 6600 on all mobile telecom networks,” she explained.
The messaging service costs shs500 worth of airtime on all networks.
Mrs. Kalule further highlighted that the results will be upload to the online examination portal to enable school administrations to access and download them as they are officially released.
No hard copies of the results will be available at the UNEB offices, for now, until a later date when conditions permit, Mrs. Kalule said.
“When that time comes, UNEB will officially inform the District, Municipal, and City Inspectors of Schools to collect the hard copies of the results from UNEB offices.”
A total of 749,761 candidates from 14,300 examination Centres registered for PLE in 2020. 53% (395,855) of the registered candidates were females while 47% (353,957) were males.
68.4% (513,091) were funded by the government under the Universal Primary Education (UPE) Program.