MOROTO – District Education officials in the Karamoja sub-region were unable to obtain results of the released Primary Leaving Examination – PLE on time due to poor internet connectivity.
Uganda National Examinations Board-Uneb released the 2022 PLE results on Friday.
However, due to poor internet connections in the Karamoja area -the education officials struggled to access the results online.
Dada Ross Romano – the Karenga District Education Officer said he had struggled to access the results since Friday – in vain.
He revealed that the only updates he had received were from teachers and parents who had accessed the results through the Short Messaging Services-SMS format via their mobile phones.
“Since yesterday I have been trying to download the results but I have failed. I have no information at all for the district. I’m getting it from the parents and teachers and I can’t share that because it is not official,” decried Dada.
Joyce Nakoya, the Napak District Education Officer – also had a similar experience – saying that her system had completely failed to open. She noted that the poor connectivity could have resulted from the heavy traffic caused by internet users. She added that they have decided to wait until the internet stabilized in order to download the results.
Paul Oputa, the Moroto District Education Officer said he was still gathering information from the school head teachers who had been able to access the results of their candidates. He promised to give details about the performance on Monday after downloading the results from the system.
But some schools – especially in Moroto district were able to access their results through mobile phones.
Samuel Ewangu – the head teacher of Kasimeri primary school said he had every reason to celebrate after 19 candidates at his school got the first grade while 112 past in division II, four grade III and one in fourth grade. Ewangu said the learners performed better this year compared to 2021 when they registered eight first grades.
Eunice Atiang, the head teacher of Moroto Army primary school said there was an improvement in the PLE performance for 2022 compared to 2021. Atiang said that they registered five learners in first grade and 60 in second grade compared to only two first grades in 2021. She noted that the teachers worked hard despite the challenges they faced during the teacher’s strike and the high prices of scholastic materials.