Results of the 2020 PLE Will Be Released on Friday by the UNEB

Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni will release the Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) results on Friday, July 16, 2021, according to the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB).

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Janet Museveni, Minister for Education and Sports, is scheduled to release the 2020 Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) results on Friday, July 16, 2021. FILE PHOTO

KAMPALA | LIFESTYLE UGANDA — The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) announced that the results of the 2020 Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) will be released on Friday, July 16, 2021, by Janet Museveni (, the Minister for Education and Sports.

  • The 2020 PLE results will be released by the UNEB on Friday.
  • Here are the steps for checking your PLE 2020 results.
  • For now, there will be no hard copies of the results at UNEB offices.
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The release of the PLE exams, which was supposed to happen last month, was postponed after President Museveni imposed a 42-day lockdown to stem the spread of the Coronavirus.

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Patrick Muinda, the Ministry of Education spokesperson, stated that the ministry will follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for containing the spread of Covid-19 during the release of the exams.

A few invited guests will attend the scientific release at State House Entebbe.

The event will be covered in multiple media and communication channels, popular and mainstream, with live broadcasts so the public can be reached as widely as possible. The time will be 11:00 a.m.

Checking your 2020 PLE results

Candidates, parents, and other interested parties can use Short Message Services (SMS) to receive results on their mobile phones automatically.

In order to check your PLE results, please type PLE *Space> Full Index Number of the candidate, for example, 003301/368 and then send to 6600 on any mobile network.

Schools will have access to the results through the examination centre portal when they are released so that they can download them.

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In the interim, hard copies of the results will not be available at the UNEB offices but will be available when conditions permit in the future.

The UNEB will then instruct the District, Municipal, and City Inspectors of Schools to collect the hard copies of the results from UNEB offices at the appointed time.

In 2020, there were 749, 761 candidates from 14,300 examination centres registered for PLE.

Among the registered candidates, 53.3% (395,855) were female and 47.3% (353,957) were male; 68.4% (513,091) were funded through the Universal Primary Education (UPE) Program.  

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