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Bosmic Otim nominated amidst controversies over academic documents

Kitgum, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   The Electoral Commission has nominated Bosmic Joyce Otim to contest for the Chua West Constituency seat amidst controversies surrounding his academic qualifications. Otim was nominated on Thursday by the Kitgum district Returning Officer Benjamin Ewal. This comes at the backdrop of a pending court …

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Ministry revises academic year, students to report for second term

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Education authorities have revised the Academic Year schedule to allow students to report for the second term of school this month, as part of the phased reopening of educational institutions across the country. The Academic Year was prematurely cut short on March 18, 2020, as …

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Bosmic’s parliamentary ambitions hang in balance

Kitgum, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Bosmic Joyce Otim, an Aspirant for the Chua West Parliamentary Seat in Kitgum District faces an uncertain political future, as he heads for the National Resistance Movement party primaries.  This after, the Uganda National Examinations Board-[UNEB] Executive Secretary Dan Odongo clarified that the artist turned …

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Education committee starts processing UNEB bill

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators on the Education committee have called for sanctions against schools that charge extra fees while registering candidates for national exams. The MPs made the proposal as the committee embarked on scrutinizing  the Uganda National Examinations Board Amendment Bill 2020 on Tuesday. The committee chaired …

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UNEB bill proposes stringent penalties for malpractice

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Government has tabled the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB), 2020 amendment bill that seeks to address gaps in the current act. The Primary Education State Minister, Rosemary Seninde tabled the bill in parliament on Tuesday.    The bill proposes tough penalties for anyone found guilty …

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UNEB boss speaks out on registration for Candidates, examination process

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Executive Secretary of the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB), Dan Odongo has finally come out to clear the air as regards to registration for candidates at different levels and examinations in 2020 following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact.  As parents, teachers, and students in candidate …

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UNEB introduces electronic data transfer system to eliminate mistakes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Examination Board-UNEB has introduced an electronic data transfer system to enhance the accuracy of capturing candidate’s marks. The new system was introduced during the marking of the just released Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education-UACE examination results. Unlike in the past where candidates’ marks …

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Senior six candidates could not comprehend questions – UNEB

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Examinations Board – UNEB has said many candidates who sat for the 2019 Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education examinations failed because they misunderstood questions According to the examination body, while the performance of learners improved this year the work of candidates’ reports …

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Hearing of UCE withheld results cases starts on Monday

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Hearing of cases against schools whose Uganda Certificate of Education results were withheld by the Uganda National Examinations board is scheldued to start on Monday March 2, 2020.   A total of 1,262 candidates from over 40 schools had their results withheld on suspicition of engaging …

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Candidates resort to cram work to pass biology practicals-UNEB

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 100 candidates who sat Biology examinations in last year’s Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education-UACE crammed the outcomes of practical lessons, the Examination body has revealed. The UNEB Executive Secretary, Dan Odongo, says instead of carrying out practicals like dissecting the provided specimen during the …

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