UNEB Summons Mbale SS over Withheld Results

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In a letter addressed to the school head teacher and signed by the UNEB executive secretary Dan Odongo directed the headmaster to appear before UNEB Security Committee on March 20, 2019.

Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has summoned the head teacher and 30 candidates of Mbale Secondary School to defend themselves against allegations of examination malpractice.

Mbale SS is one of the schools whose UCE results were withheld.

The charge against the candidates was a case of suspected collusion in Physics Paper four.


In a letter addressed to the school head teacher and signed by the UNEB executive secretary Dan Odongo directed the headmaster to appear before UNEB Security Committee on March 20, 2019.


Others summoned include the Head of Physics Department and the Chief invigilator of the centre.



The school deputy headteacher in charge of Administration James Danga says that the school administration has already mobilized the students to appear before UNEB.

Danga says out 685 students who sat for UCE last year, UNEB cleared results of only 655 students and withheld results of 30 students.

The school has two centers Main and Annex but the affected candidates were from the main Center.

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Mbale Secondary School got 86 candidates in Division one in 2018 compared to 45 in 2017. He stated that the school recorded improvement and it was ranked the best in the district.
 

 

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Salume Among
Salume Among is the Mbale URN bureau chief. Among has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Among started her career in 2000 as a freelance writer for Etop newspaper before starting to write for its mother paper, The New Vision. She also wrote for the Vision Group's XFM radio station from 2008 until she left to join URN.

Among has a keen interest in local politics having been a youth representative in the Soroti variously between 1996 and 2010. Among also regularly reports on health, education, the environment and sports.