UCE 2016 results released, 1,893 candidates’ results withheld

Performance declines as compared to previous academic years

The minister of Education and sports, Janet Museveni has today (Tuesday, 31st Jan 2017) released 2016 Uganda Certificate of Examination (UCE) results that indicated a drop in overall performance with the failure rate of 13.2% in contrast with 9.7% for the year 2015.

As usual, non-Universal Secondary Education students put up a better performance. Girls shown up a better performance in English Language although in overall subjects, the boys beat them and biology registered a slight performance although other science subjects were performed poorly.

UNEB executive secretary Daniel Nokrach Odongo said difficulties were reported in the use of correct spelling, tenses, grammar and punctuations in the writing of English compositions. Students are cramming English passages as well as spotting questions.

About 2000 candidates’ results withheld

Meanwhile, while speaking shortly before the official release of the results, UNEB chairperson Prof. Mary Okwakol revealed that results of 1,893 candidates have been withheld until investigations are complete.

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