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UNEB withholds 1,262 UCE results

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Examination Board-UNEB has withheld UCE results of 1,262 candidates over examination malpractices. According to UNEB, there was a decrease in examination malpractices compared to 2018 when 1,825 candidates had their results withheld. Speaking at the release of the 2019 UCE results on …

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Soroti Municipality sets strategies to discourage teachers from cram work

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Soroti Municipal Council authorities are redirecting efforts to equip teachers with knowledge-based skills in problem-solving for learners. The development follows Primary Leaving Examinations, PLE results that showed that a number of candidates in last year’s examinations failed questions requiring knowledge application in problem- solving situations. …

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Over 52,000 students not planned for in senior one placements

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  More than 52,000 students who sat for Primary Leaving Examinations in 2019 have not been planned for during the ongoing Senior One selection exercise at the Uganda Manufacturer’s Association conference hall. According to the Uganda National Examinations Board, 683,303 candidates sat for P.L.E in 2019. …

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Nakaseke reaps better results after intensifying pressure on teachers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pressure piled on headteachers and teachers across schools in Nakaseke district has significantly led to an improvement in the performance of learners. Area leaders attributed this to the performance as seen in the recently released Primary Leaving Examinations results. According to the Uganda National Examination …

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Withheld PLE results worry Bundibugyo parents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parents of Kisubba primary school in Bundibugyo district are unsure of the next step after Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) withheld the results. Last week, UNEB announced that the results for 61 pupils from the school were withheld over allegations of exam malpractices. However, UNEB …

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26 schools fail to produce single first grade in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  At least 26 schools in Masaka district did not score a single first grade in the 2019 Primary Leaving Examination-PLE results released on Friday, January 17.    According to figures released by  the Uganda National Examination Board-UNEB, the entire Masaka district had a total of …

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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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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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