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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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Use of random numbers at PLE a success- UNEB

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Uganda National Examination Board- UNEB has said that the use of the random number system has been a success. Last year, UNEB introduced use of random numbers to identify examination centres instead of school names. Candidates were also given codes instead of district names. …

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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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UNEB warns schools on fraudsters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Uganda National Examinations Board- UNEB has cautioned schools against fraudsters.  UNEB officials say that they have received information from several whistle blowers and schools about being asked for large sums of money to stop their results from being withheld.  The fraudsters are targeting both …

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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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UNEB investigates possible malpractice orchestrated by distributors

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Uganda National Examination Board- UNEB has embarked on investigations to establish circumstances under, which several parcels of Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE scripts reached respective centers with broken seals. Many examination centers in Wakiso, Mpigi and Masaka districts received parcels with broken seals raising suspicion that they …

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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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PLE: Twelve arrested for impersonation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Twelve pupils were picked up on Monday from Bugolosese Primary School in Buikwe district for alleged impersonation in the Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE. The twelve suspects were reportedly sitting the mathematics examination for some candidates. Jennifer Kalulu Musamba, the Public Relations Officer Uganda National Examination …

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