According to the 2018 UACE performance distribution by district released by the UNEB Executive Secretary, Dan Nokrach Odongo, Wakiso district tops the performance list with 9,193 candidates who got three principal passes.
Statistics show that 11.4 percent of the male candidates scored division one compared to 8.4 percent female candidates. 18.6 percent boys scored second division compared to 15.4 girls who are in the same division.
Senior four candidates that do German language as a subject were on Thursday forced to leave part of the examination undone after it was discovered that a section of the paper did not match the questions set. Samuel Gittah, Director of Studies at Mengo Senior School, one of the schools affected, says they discovered after the exam had started that two parts of the paper did not match. Gittah says the dictation part of the exam did not match the questions that were set.
Last week, the Uganda National Examinations Board--UNEB withheld PLE results of 2,000 pupils in the country over allegations of examination malpractices. In Kabarole district 514 pupils from nine schools were affected.
Diana Mukhooli, one of the affected students, accuses the management of betraying them. She claims that when the school administration learnt that their schools had been withheld, it summoned them and transported them to UNEB with specific instructions to admit that they cheated on their own to help the school to regain its examination center number, which was withdraw by UNEB.
Piloted last year, the electronic registration system was rolled out to schools this year ending years of paper use and exploitation of candidates by schools in capturing data. The system however faced hurdles based on the limited knowledge and skills on computer use by teachers across the country.
The examination body said the existing law, enacted in 1980 does not provide deterrent penalties against offenders in this category. The law provides for a fine not exceeding of 50,000 Shillings for persons involved in examination malpractice.
Students offering technical and business education courses will sit for their last examinations under Uganda National Examinations Board this year. From next year, all the technical and business courses will be transferred from UNEB to Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board--UBTEB.
The strike started on Monday when angry students turned rowdy and started vandalizing the institutionâ€™s property to protest the decision by Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) to increase registration fees from 50,000 to 65,000 shillings.