By Juma Nsubuga
Kamuli district is among the districts which registered the highest failure rates in 2012 PLE.
The UNEB executive Secretary , Mathew Bukenya said that Kamuli, Luuka, Kween, Namutumba, Bukwo, Iganga, Bulambuli, Kaliro, Kamuli, Manafwa and Kayunga districts had the highest rate of failure .He urged head teachers to work hard for better results come 2013 .
Meanwhile Fort Portal Municipality, Ntungamo, Rukungiri, Mbarara, Entebbe, Kabale, Jinja, Kaberamaido, Rukungiri and Rubirizi districts had the lowest rate of failure.
Mr Bukenya added that Buvuma, Amudat, Gomba, Kyankwanzi, Kayunga, Mayuge, Kalangala, Kiboga, Butambala and Yumbe districts registered the worst record of absenteeism.
He said that out of 565,663 candidates who registered for the examinations, 543,071 sat the exams, a total of 20,989 were absent of whom 9,637 were boys and 11,352 were girls.
He said that the performance of 2012 PLE candidates is better than that of 2011 with 88.4% of 2012 and 86.4% representing an improvement of 2%.
A total of 56,5663 candidates registered for PLE from 1171 schools of which 46,3332(81%) were universal primary education (UPE) beneficiaries while 10,2331(18.1%) were candidates on non UPE.