The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has recorded a reduction
in the number of examination malpractices in the 2020 Uganda Certificate of
According to UNEB, a total of 1,292 examination results will be withheld
compared to 1,825 in the previous year.
Dan Odongo, the UNEB Executive Secretary attributes the decrease
in cases to the new measures set up by the examination board.
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the new measures that were introduced were random numbers, delivery of
examinations a few minutes to the start time and also a change in the selection
of examination officials.
as part of examination security, officials were chosen from different parts of
the country. For instance in Kampala, examination officials were picked from
Soroti and other far to reach areas as a means to reduce colluding with
UNEB notes that the majority of the malpractices were reported in science
subjects: physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics. Odongo says the most
common form of malpractice was recorded external assistance.
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The schools whose results have been withheld will be notified through their school
Odongo cautioned schools about conmen trying to make money from
schools under the pretext of releasing withheld results.
According to the UNEB examination security guidelines, the affected schools
will be invited for a hearing and defend themselves.
A total of 330,592 candidates sat for the examinations. 311,233
candidates passed the examination while 18,415 failed and will have to resist
examinations next year.