The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has revoked the licenses of seven O-level examination centers for massive examination malpractices.
The deregistered centers are St Noah Augustine's school Zana, St Augustine's college in Wakiso, St Jude SS in Mityana, Kagadi progressive school and Kampala Citizens College. The others are Shuku Vocational school in Bushenyi and Savior senior secondary school in Lira district.
Releasing the 2006 O-level exam results in Kampala this afternoon, UNEB executive secretary Mathew Bukenya, said the examinations body had detected massive cheating in these schools. He said the candidates either sought external assistance or were aided internally by the teachers.
UNEB has also issued a strong warning to nine schools for allegedly abetting examination malpractices both prior to and during the examinations. The schools include Bwaise parents SS, in Kampala, Cwa II Memorial College, Kadugala SS in Masaka and Merry Land High School in Entebbe.
Bukenya said UNEB will keep track of schools suspected to be involved in examination malpractices and warned that the culprits will be prosecuted in courts of law. e also said that UNEB has put in place tight measures to guard against exam leakages.
According to the results released this afternoon, only 19,747 out of the 169,098 candidates who sat for O-level passed in grade one.