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Only 10% of candidates sit for science subjects at UACE

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of candidates that opted to sit for Science related combinations at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Examinations (UACE) remains low according to the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB). The revelation was made during the release of the UACE examination results that took place in …

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Mukono head teachers challenge UNEB secretary on syllabus completion

Mukono, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  A few school head teachers within Mukono district have challenged Uganda National Examinations Board – UNEB secretary, Dan Odongo on discouraging schools from complete the syllabus in senior three. Odongo in his statement while releasing results of the 2019 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations …

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Minister cautions schools against compressing teaching syllabus

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Minister of Education and Sports Janet Kataaha Museveni has cautioned schools and teachers against compacting contents of the syllabus. She says that the practice is hurting the performance of students at several levels of learning.    The minister was reacting to the observation made …

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Kampala schools improve in performance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Performance of schools in Kampala improved in the 2019 Primary Leaving Examinations compared to the previous year. More schools in Kampala and Wakiso had more of their candidates score aggregate 4. Schools like Kabojja Junior School where parents last year petitioned UNEB citing under marking had …

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Cram work persists in schools as pupils fall short on problem solving

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Most of the pupils in last year’s Primary Leaving Examinations took to cramming their classwork to reproduce in examinations than understanding, UNEB results show.  This was clear as pupils excelled in questions that asked for direct answers and were therefore easy to cram than questions …

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Slow court process hindering examination malpractice fight

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The slow court process is hindering the fight against examination malpractice. According to Uganda National Examination Board-UNEB, more than 100 people have been arrested in relation to examination malpractice since 2017, but less than 30 cases have been completed. Dan Odongo, the UNEB executive secretary …

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UNEB withholds results for 1,512 PLE candidates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Uganda National Examination Board-UNEB has withheld results for 1,512 candidates in the Primary Leaving Examinations results which were released this morning. Most of these were cases of external assistance offered to the learners from within the examination room, according to UNEB executive secretary Dan …

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Technical glitch caused distribution of fewer PLE papers in schools-UNEB

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Uganda National Examination Board-UNEB experienced a technical glitch on the last day of the Primary Leaving Examinations- PLE resulting to a number of schools receiving fewer or more examination scripts compared to the number of registered candidates. Some of the affected schools were Nakasero Primary …

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Absentee candidates causing wastage of resources-UNEB

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Absenteeism of candidates during national examinations is causing wastage of resources. According to Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB, 100 candidates countrywide did not turn up for Primary Leaving Examinations-UNEB examinations. Dan Odongo, the UNEB Executive Secretary, says that candidates that fail to show up for …

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Kampala schools set for UCE exams

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Schools in Kampala are set for the 2019 Uganda Certificate of Education examinations that started on Friday with the briefing of candidates. Most of the schools visited by URN reporter had the briefing in the morning, while others in the afternoon. At Mengo Secondary …

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