According to UNEB, there was a decrease in examination malpractices compared to 2018 when 1,825 candidates had their results withheld.
UNEB Executive Secretary, Dan N Odongo
The Uganda National Examination Board-UNEB has withheld UCE results
of 1,262 candidates over examination malpractices.
According to UNEB, there was a decrease in examination malpractices
compared to 2018 when 1,825 candidates had their results withheld.
Speaking at the release of the 2019 UCE results on Friday, Prof Mary Okwakol,
the UNEB chairperson noted that they received a lot of support from the public
during the examination period.
"We had a lot of support from the public. We were informed of
possible cases of examination malpractice ahead in time, "Prof Okwakol
According to Okwakol, the board has summoned the affected schools
and the hearings will take place in two weeks’ time. In 2018, after the hearings,
1086 results were cancelled.
Dan N Odongo, the Executive Secretary of UNEB attributes the reduction of withheld
results to the severe security measures.
"The measures put in place resulted in a welcome reduction in the cases of
malpractice," Odongo said.
Last year, the board introduced a number of security measures which included;
use of electronic locks at examination storage centres, delaying the pickup
time of the examination papers and increasing the number of security officers
to monitor the examination.
A total of 333,060 candidates sat for examinations.