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While releasing the 2016 Uganda Certificate of Education UCE results at the Office of the Prime Minister OPM in kampala, UNEB chairperson Prof Mary Okwakol indicated that the results were withheld due to suspected examination malpractice.

Uganda Certificate of Education Results released this morning reflect a slight drop in performance in compared to the performance in previous years, according to records by the Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB.

Statistics indicate that out of the 316,624 candidates that turned up for UCE exams in 2016, only 23,489 passed in Division One, a reduction of more than 2000 students from the 25,750 students passed in Division One in 2015.

The reduction was equally visible in the second division with 44,307 students' last year compared to 48,642 students in 2015. However, UNEB figures indicate that there was improved performance by non-Universal Secondary Education (USE) candidates than USE candidates.

UNEB Executive Secretary Dan Odongo says performance was better in English language, Christian Religious Education, History and Geography.  Biology had a significant improvement at the Credit and overall pass level compared to 2015.

But despite the slight improvement in Biology, Odongo said the percentage pass levels for all science subjects remain low, with almost 55 percent of the candidates unable to exhibit the minimum required competency to be graded. The worst performed science subject is physics.

Meanwhile the Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has withheld examination results of at least 1,893 candidates. This reflects a reduction from the 2,060 results that were withheld in 2015.

UNEB chairperson Prof Mary Okwakol says that the results were withheld due to suspected examination malpractice. UNEB Executive Secretary Dan Odongo said that forms of examination breaches occurred inside the examination rooms due to acts of commission by invigilators, subject teachers and school head teachers.

Odongo also noted a new phenomenon that emerged where teachers of science subjects masqueraded as laboratory technicians in order to remain in the examination rooms in a desperate effort to help candidates.
 
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UCE 2016 WITHHELD RESULTS

 
School Name
District
Number of Candidates
1.        
Bruno Sserunkuuma SS Ggodi
Mpigi
96
2.        
Jakayz SS, Kabowa
Kampala
86
3.        
Lumuza Hight School
Mpigi
79
4.        
St. Stephen SS, Soroti
Soroti
78
5.        
Iganga High School
Iganga
64
6.        
Iganga Hall
Iganga
61
7.        
Kigalama Forward SS
Namutumba
61
8.        
Buvuma College
Buvuma
60
9.        
Tulel SS, Bukwo
Bukwo
57
10.    
Lutembe Boarding School
Wakiso
55
11.    
St. Lwanga V.C & SS Malongwe
Buikwe
53
12.    
Bugema Comprehensive SS
Mbale
53
13.    
Rehaboth Integrated HS, Njeru
Buikwe
51
14.    
Queens SSS
Wakiso
48
15.    
Margherita SS Isula
Kasese
43
16.    
Busolwe Town View SS
Butaleja
43
17.    
Jinja Progressive SS
Jinja
42
18.    
St. Gerald Millennium HS
Wakiso
37
19.    
Nyamarwa SS Kibaale
Kibaale
37
20.    
Nakatooke HS
Butambala
36
21.    
Hillside SS, kamuli
Kamuli
30
22.    
Muhanga SS
Kisoro
30
23.    
Kabuga Parents SS
Kamwenge
28
24.    
Mwumba Progressive SS
Kisoro
28
25.    
King of Kings College, Fort Portal
Kabarole
21
26.    
Kinoni HS
Mbarara
16
27.    
Chesower SS
Bukwo
16
28.    
Mubuku Valley SS
Kasese
16
29.    
Naminyagwe Muslim SS
Bugiri
15
30.    
Good Hope SS
Bundibugyo
15
 
 

 

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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.