UNEB withholds O-Level Results of 1,275 Students

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The results of 1,275 students who sat for the 2008 Uganda Certificate of Education exams have been nullified because of cheating. Releasing the national O-level results this afternoon, Matthew Bukenya the executive secretary of the Uganda National Examination Board said the center numbers of seven schools were revoked because they were involved in cheating. He said four schools were put under probation and their examination centers will be shut down if there is any more proof of malpractice. The affected schools are Kigulu High School in Iganga, Kings College in Yumbe, Ryeru School in Bushenyi, Nagalama Islamic Institute in Mukono, Luweero Hall School and Kibuli Girls High school in Kampala. Others are Central College Kabimbiri in Mukono and Karuguza Progressive Secondary School in Kibaale. The blacklisted schools are to face must answer a case before the UNEB security board. The cheating was most common in mathematics, physics, biology and chemistry exams. Despite this, Bukenya insisted that there is no direct way to leak the examinations from the UNEB. He said board scouts reported that most of the cheating was aided by external assistance through impersonation and smuggling of study materials into the exam rooms. Of the 201,750 candidates that sat for the O-level exams 15,616 candidates past in Division One. Just over 39,600 passed in Division Two and 53,755 passed in Division Three. The majority of students


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