Rural School Performance Improves


Students in rural areas have over the years felt disadvantaged in the national exams at all levels with many rural schools recording poor grades. The 2019 PLE results however show that rural schools have performed much better compared to the previous year.

Shalom is a  primary school in Tororo district located kilometers away from town that has surprised many in the 2009 PLE results. Here out of 32 candidates that sat for PLE, 13 got first grades and the rest passed in the second division. The school head teacher Robert Okedi attributes the improvement in performance to UNEB’s policy on exam leakages.

Exam leakages have been a thorn in UNEB’s side with schools using dubious methods to acquire exam papers earlier on and teach the students. The headmaster further stated that the crackdown on leaks has instilled confidence in the rural schools and have encouraged them to perform better.

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