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According to Odongo, the highest cases of malpractice were registered in Science subjects. "The most common forms of examination breached have been external assistance, substitution of scripts, smuggling of unauthorized material into the examination room and impersonation," Odongo said.
27 Feb 2020 13:02
The minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni receives the 2019 UACE results from UNEB Chairperson Prof Mark Okwakol and UNEB Executive Secretary, Dan Odong

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Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB has withheld Uganda Advanced Certificate of Examinations –UACE results of 120 candidates from 26 centers for alleged malpractice.  

The UNEB Executive Secretary, Dan Nokrach Odongo disclosed this while releasing the UACE results at the Office of the Prime Minister Thursday morning. According to Odongo, the highest cases of malpractice were registered in Science subjects.  

"The most common forms of examination breached have been external assistance, substitution of scripts, smuggling of unauthorized material into the examination room and impersonation," Odongo said. In 2018, UNEB withheld results of 91 candidates from 21 centers.

 

Prof Mary Okwakol, the UNEB Chairperson, said that even if there is a reduction in the cases of malpractice, the board will continue putting in place measures to stop the vice. "Cases of examination malpractice at UACE have been low. This withstanding, UNEB will continue to put in place additional measures to eliminate malpractice so as to ensure credible results,"Prof Okwakol said.

The examination body introduced new security measures last year such as electronic locks on storage centers, use of CCTV cameras within the marking and parking areas of examination papers and the use of security officers to help transport papers.

Candidates, whose results were withheld, will attend hearings at the examination board that will be chaired by the Examination Security Committee. A total of 103,429 candidates sat last year's examinations.