Two thousand seven hundred and seventy students sat for their Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) exams across the country.
Releasing the UCE results earlier today at the Prime Minister’s Offices in Kampala, Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) Board Chairperson Professor Mary Okwakol said the candidates were from the neighbouring countries of South Sudan, Kenya, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Tanzania and Burundi.
According to Prof. Okwakol, despite having no exam leakages, fraud was detected in examination rooms. As a result, she said, UNEB had withheld results for 1893 candidates pending investigations.
This year a total of 323, 276 candidates sat for the UCE exams, up from 313, 171 last year, and according to Prof. Okwakol, there were 366 special needs candidates as opposed to 325 last year.
At the function UNEB Executive Secretary Dan gave a detailed report on the UCE exams and revealed that about 6000 students had been registering for exams but have not been sitting, while the ratio of boys to girls that appeared for exams stands at 51 percent to 49 percent.
The function was presided over by Education and Sports Minister Janet Kataha Museveni.