UACE Exams: UNEB Withholds Results of 91 Candidates Top story

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Odongo noted that the most common forms of examination breaches included external assistance, substitution of scripts, smuggling of unauthorized material into the examination room and impersonation.

Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB has withheld Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) examination results of 91 candidates from 21 Centers. 

The UNEB Executive Secretary, Dan Nokrach Odongo disclosed this while releasing the UACE results at the Office of the Prime Minister this morning.  
 
 
He said they had withheld the results of 91 candidates from 21 examinations centers for malpractice and irregularities but didn't disclose the affected schools. 

Odongo noted that the most common forms of examination breaches included external assistance, substitution of scripts, smuggling of unauthorized material into the examination room and impersonation.

 
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In 2017, UNEB withheld results of 76 UACE candidates for alleged examination malpractice. Odongo noted that they are doing everything possible to wipe out examination malpractices.

 
The Examinations body has withdrawn Centre number U2804, which was allocated to Seesa High School in Kakungube in Kasanda district for gross violation of examination regulations both at the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE).
 

Professor Mary Okwakol, the UNEB Board Chairperson said that although cases of examination malpractices are low in UACE, UNEB is to continue instituting additional measures to eliminate examination malpractice so as to ensure credible results.
 

A total of 99,576 candidates registered for the 2018 UACE examination from 2,094 centers compared to 101,269 candidates in 2017 from 1,918 centers.
 
 

However, only 98,524 candidates appeared for the examinations. Statistics released by UNEB indicate that more students have qualified for University and other tertiary admission.

 
History, Economic, Entrepreneurship Education, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Art were better performed last year compared to 2017.
 

There was a decline in performance of Christian Religious Education, Literature in English, Agriculture and Biology.
 

 

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