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UNEB to register lower classes for national exams

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Examinations Board is taking a bold step to register multiple years for the next national examinations, URN can exclusively report. However, it is not blanket registration for everyone on account of having added two years to their biological age, the teachers will …

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Oil firm CNOOC rewards Hoima district’s best students

  Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | CNOOC Uganda, an oil and gas company has recognized and awarded 180 best performing Hoima and Kikuube students at PLE, UCE and UACE level under its corporate social responsibility programme code-named “CNOOC Best Performer’s Award”. The CNOOC Best Performers Award was inaugurated in …

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UNEB cancels PLE results of 273 Bundibugyo candidates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB has cancelled the Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE results of 273 pupils in Bundibugyo after they were found guilty of examination malpractices. They include candidates from Bundimbugha, Njuule, Mundimasoli, Njanja, Mutsahura and Bubandi primary schools. The Bundibugyo District Education Officer John Byamukama …

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UNEB’s survey on learning outcomes remains unfunded

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB is asking for funds from the government for an assessment that would help the body determine the impact of Covid-19 on learning outcomes in Uganda. UNEB is obliged to carry out a needs assessment for the education sector. Their findings …

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UACE 2020: UNEB registers lowest number of absentee candidates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Examinations Board has recorded the lowest number of absentee candidates in the 2020 Uganda Advanced Examination Certificate- UACE exams. A total of 952 candidates registered for the exams but did not show up. This is the lowest number of absentee candidates that …

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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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UNEB introduces new system to grade school performance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) is introducing a new system that will be used to grade schools. The value-added score is a system that is intended to reward the efforts of all schools by analyzing extra considerations away from the immediate results of …

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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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Radio, TV lessons helped our children – Busia parents

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several parents in Busia district want the government to maintain radio and television lessons, saying they contributed great to the performance of their children in the just-released Primary Leaving Examination-PLE results. A number of parents interviewed by URN say that when the government closed schools …

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