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LIVE: Results of 4,525 UCE candidates withheld by UNEB

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has released the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) results, stating that although malpractices continue, there was a general improvement in performance in 2017 compared to 2016. Division 1 passes increased by 2.4%. UNEB whoever decried continued malpractices, that has …

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LIVE: Janet Museveni releases PLE results

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Education and Sports Minister Janet Museveni has today released results from the Primary Leaving Examinations of 2017. Janet Museveni said she was happy to see that yet again more girls had taken the Primary Leaving Exams, but was critical of continue malpractices. “I condemn …

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THIS WEEK: UNEB scraps chemistry, physics practical exams

THIS WEEK: UNEB scraps chemistry, physics practical exams Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Effective next year, candidates sitting for Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) will not sit for the physics, chemistry and biology alternative practical examinations after the reasons for their introduction were found to be no longer valid. Commenting …

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THIS WEEK: Medical students want exams cancelled

THIS WEEK: Medical students want exams cancelled Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As government and striking doctors failed to reach an agreement to end industrial action, students studying medicine at Makerere University on Nov.20 asked that the semester be ended because they were not having lectures anymore. During a meeting …

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THIS WEEK: National policy on exams in the works

THIS WEEK: National policy on exams in the works Stakeholders in the education sector have agreed to formulate a national policy on learners’ assessment and examination system. The policy will give guidelines on how to assess progress of learners to help teachers understand the learners’ abilities better. There have been …

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Fort Portal tops Uganda PLE results

Fort Portal Municipal Council in western Uganda had the highest percentage number of pupils passing the 2016 Primary Leaving Results (PLE) released today. Fort Portal Municipal Council had a 99.9% pass rate, followed by Entebbe 99.3%,  Ntungamo 99.2% and Rukungiri 91%. Others in the top 10 districts include Jinja Municipal …

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Egypt education system under spotlight as exams leaked

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | High school finals are always a terrifying prospect for Egyptian students. After cheat sheets were leaked this year, the exams turned into a nightmare for Mariam Khaled. She had gone home to sleep after finishing an exam. When she woke up, she discovered she would …

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Ethiopia blocks social media ahead of exams

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP |  Ethiopia has blocked social media sites for the next few days, after questions from end-of-year exams were posted online last month, sparking a national scandal and leading to their annulment. A government spokesman said the ban was aimed at stopping students taking university entrance …

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Egypt cancels high school exam amid leaks

Cairo, EGYPT | AFP | Egypt cancelled a high school final exam on Sunday after papers for it were leaked online, the education ministry said, in the latest such incident this month. The exam in applied mathematics would instead be held next Saturday, it said, and other tests in geology, …

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