Masaka, Bushenyi Beat Wakiso, Kampala as Best Performing Districts

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Masaka Municipality which was the best performer had 54.1% of its students in the first division while Bushenyi had 47.5%, Mbarara 46.2% and Rukungiri 43%.

Masaka, Bushenyi, Mbarara and Rukungiri Municipalities are the best performers in the 2014 Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) with a percentage of over 40% of the students that sat for the examination scoring a First Division.
 
Masaka Municipality which was the best performer had 54.1% of its students in the first division while Bushenyi had 47.5%, Mbarara 46.2% and Rukungiri 43%.
 
According to the Commissioner Primary Education, Mr Yusuf Nsubuga, urban districts have continued to perform much better than rural ones due to a number of factors.
 
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A total of 604,971 candidates from 11,904 centers registered for PLE in 2014. Of this number 471, 914 (78.5%) were Universal Primary Education (UPE) beneficiaries. Only 133,057 (21.5%) of candidates were non- UPE.
 
The worst perform subject overall has been English followed by Mathematics and Science. Social Studies and Religious Education have been the best performed, a trend maintained from 2013.
 
In 2012 English was the best performed followed by Social Studies then Science and Mathematics.
 
Mr Mathew Bukenya, the executive secretary Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB), says that despite the good quality of work by candidates, science subjects have continued to be badly performed.
 
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Minister of Education, Ms Jessica Alupo indicated that external assistance, where malpractise happens way after the examination papers have been handed in is the new form of cheating exams.
 
1344 candidates' results have been withheld over suspicion of cheating. The candidates are from 40 schools in 22 districts.
 
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