The Uganda National Examinations Board - UNEB is set to release the 2017 Uganda Certificate of Education examination results this morning.
A total of 326,149 candidates sat for last year's examinations from 3,568 examination centres registered to sit for last year's examination around the country.
Lucy Walugembe, a parent of a candidate from Nabisunsa Girls Schools says that they were getting worried about the delay in the release of examinations. "A lot of rumours have been circulating on social media that the examinations were cancelled due to the leakage last year. So we're not sure what was happening especially since the release has taken longer than we expected."
Praise Nabaggala, a candidate from Iganga Progressive Secondary School says that she is both eager and nervous to receive her examinations today.
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Edward Kanoonya, the head teacher of Kololo Senior Secondary School says that they are eager to know how their students performed. "The examinations were delayed a bit, we expected them to be released sooner than this but we are happy we shall get to know how our candidates performed."
Last year's examinations were surrounded by the mass leakage of Biology, Christian Religious Education and Chemistry papers leading to the arrest of more than 40 people, accused of leaking the papers through social media sites. The leakage is believed to have started from Iganga district.
UNEB Executive Secretary, Dan Odongo reassured parents and candidates that the examination body did not increase the pass mark due to the leakage of examinations last year. "I have said this before and will say it again; we did not penalize any innocent candidates due to the bad work of a few bad candidates."