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UCE 2020: Science subjects worst performed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nearly half of the candidates who sat for the 2020 Uganda Certificate of Education- UCE examinations could not attain a minimum pass eight in science subjects. The Uganda National Examination Board Executive Secretary Dan Odongo, notes that although there is an overall improvement in performance, …

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Kabale school on the spot for detaining candidates over unpaid fees

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The management of Victorious Preparatory school in Kabale district is under fire from education authorities for detaining two primary seven candidates over unpaid fees.  The school director Julius Arineitwe and head teacher, Justus Bataringaya and administrator, Godfrey Asasire reportedly detained Swaleh Junior Mayanja, 13, and …

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Gulu registers reduction in 2020 UACE candidates

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Education authorities in Gulu have expressed concern about the reduction in the number of candidates sitting for the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education – UACE.  Only 889 students registered for the exams compared to over 1,200 candidates in the previous 2019 and previous years.  Churchill …

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UACE: Exams start late in most parts of the country

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Advanced Certificate of Examinations (UACE) started late in most parts of the country this morning despite the good weather. At many schools that Uganda Radio Network (URN) visited, examinations begun after the designated time of 9:00 a.m. In Kampala, Wakiso, Mbarara and many other …

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Caution against exam malpractice dominates UACE briefing

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Headteachers have cautioned senior six candidates not to get involved in any form of examination malpractice.  At some of the schools where URN reporters attended briefing sessions, candidates were cautioned to avoid being tempted to buy examination papers.  Rogers Kimbugwe, the headteacher of Comprehensive …

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100 candidates miss PLE in Busia

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 100 pupils have missed Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE in Busia district. Last year 5,708 candidates registered for the examinations that started on Tuesday. The pupils were from Namala, Makunda, Mbehenyi, Buhobe, Bwerero, Mawero, Busitema, Bujwanga and Magale primary schools. Records from the district education department indicate …

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Many pupils to sit PLE without geometry sets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso district educationists are worried that many pupils are set to sit their Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) without essential school study requirements like geometry sets, rulers and pens. The district inspector of schools, George Wiliam Mwanje says that the requirements which some pupils are lacking …

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56 Lubiri SS candidates arrested during protest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 56 candidates of Lubiri Secondary School have been arrested amidst protests against corporal punishment and poor learning conditions, among other issues. The arrested include three senior four candidates and 53 senior six candidates.  Jonathan Badugala, one of the arrested students says ever …

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200 pupils in Gulu to miss PLE

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 200 candidates in Gulu district will not be sitting for the Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE). Statistics from the Gulu district Senior Probation and Welfare Officer Jessica Anena indicates that 2,877 candidates were enrolled in Primary Seven this year but only 2,665 were registered …

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