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Tackling PLE Underperformance: KAWA’s Strategic Partnership in Education

The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has disclosed the districts with the lowest performance in the 2023 Primary Leaving Examination (PLE). Kibuku, Madi Okollo, Dokolo, Kween, and Namisindwa districts have registered the highest number of failures, with the proportion of Division U candidates standing at a concerning 10.4% nationally.

In response to these challenges, Kisubi Associated Writers Agency (KAWA) is stepping up to initiate a partnership with local governments, district leadership, the Ministry of Education, and other stakeholders. KAWA’s intervention is multifaceted, focusing on capacity building for schools, the provision of KAWA internet services that require no data, digital resources, solar panels, and educational videos and ebooks. This initiative has already seen success in Namayingo district, setting a precedent for further implementation.

UNEB’s 2023 PLE Insights

The latest PLE results indicate that while there’s an overall stable performance compared to 2022, the number of students failing to make the grade is significant, particularly in the aforementioned districts. A total of 749,254 candidates registered for the PLE from 15,859 centers, marking a slight decrease from the previous year.

Gender disparities in performance were also evident, with males outperforming females, particularly in the top divisions. However, females excelled over males in English, highlighting the need for targeted educational support in SST, Science, and Mathematics for girls.

KAWA’s Comprehensive Educational Strategy

KAWA’s strategy is designed to not just address the immediate educational gaps but to prevent these students from becoming part of dropout statistics. By partnering with key players in the educational sector, KAWA aims to:

  1. Enhance Teaching Capacities: By equipping educators with modern teaching methods and digital tools, KAWA intends to improve the delivery of education.
  2. Provide Essential Resources: The distribution of digital resources and the installation of solar panels ensure uninterrupted access to educational materials.
  3. Implement Innovative Solutions: With KAWA internet and educational technologies, students in underperforming districts can access quality content to bolster their learning.

Results and Accessibility

UNEB confirms that the PLE results will be accessible via the examination center portals for schools to download. Hard copies will be available for District, Municipal, and City Inspectors of Schools at the UNEB offices from Monday, 29th January 2024. In the interim, candidates and guardians can utilize the SMS service provided on mobile networks for instant access to results.

Moving Forward

KAWA’s commitment to educational excellence in Uganda is unwavering. As we await further details from UNEB, KAWA’s proactive steps are a beacon of hope for the future of education in the country. The goal is clear – to ensure every child has the opportunity to achieve their full potential through a supportive and resource-rich educational environment.

Stay tuned for more updates and insights into Uganda’s educational progress.

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