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Poverty undermines Uganda’s public education

How the incidence, depth, duration, and timing of poverty together influence a child’s educational attainment COMMENT | HAMZA WAMONO | March 2020 will forever be remembered in the education community as the month when all schools in the country shut their doors. The government instituted nationwide school closures due to …

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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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UNEB records improved performance in UCE

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education, Science and Sports has released Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examination results for the year 2020 indicating an improvement in the general performance of candidates. According to the results released on Friday at State House Nakasero by the Minister of Education, …

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UNEB 2020: Exam marking to delay as examiners fail to turn up

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) might fail to mark 2020 national examinations in the required time as some examiners have failed to turn up at the marking centres. This year, the examinations board was expecting 2,000 examiners at the designated 40 centres to mark …

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Schools in Gulu struggle to operate as parents fail to pay fees

Schools are struggling to operate effectively with pending fees arrears from students and parents Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Schools in Gulu city have decried financial difficulties due to uncollected fees from students sitting the Uganda Certificate of Education – UCE exams. In 2019, the First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni …

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UCE candidates in Gulu bothered by failure to complete syllabus

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) candidates in Gulu district are bothered by the failure to complete the O’level syllabus before the start of their final examinations this week. The learners were disrupted when schools were closed in March 2020, as coronavirus disease paralysed the world …

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