#UCE2018: 42,334 students fail to attain any grade; Results of 1825 candidates withheld

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The 2018 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) results were released on Thursday by Minister for Education Janet Museveni. 27,696 candidates passed with First Grade, 52,706 in second Grade, and 70,347 third Grade. While 137,058 or 41.5% attained fourth Grade.

Another 42,334 students failed to attain any grade. They are supposed to repeat senior four.
Luzira prison registered 43 candidates, Of these seven passed in DIV II, 20 in DIV III, 11 in DIV IV.
Overall, there is an improvement in English language, Islamic religious Education and Physics. Mathematics and Biology have also shown improvement at the distinction level.

Releasing the results, Dan Odongo, Executive Secretary UNEB said Female candidates performed better than males in the English language. In other large entry subjects, Male candidates show better performance with the differences more marked in Mathematics and Sciences.
However, Uneb says the problem of language deficiency continues to manifest, with candidates having difficulties in applying the correct protocol, tenses.

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A total of 358 special reds education (SNE) candidates were registered for 2018 , 34 blind , 101 with low vision, 64 deaf , 36 dyslexics and 45 physically handicapped-
On allegations of selective grading and under marking by Uneb, Hon. Janet Museveni says it’s frustrating to hear that people that should know better are the ones inciting the population and making wild allegations. Says such a policy doesn’t exist and lacks logic

Prof Mary Okwakol, UNEB Chairperson says Schools should not blame UNEB for poor performance of students. Schools should instead get down and find out what the problem is

Malpractice has dropped by 60%. Results of 1825 candidates have been withheld over suspected examination malpractices
Some of centres with withheld results; Gonna SS (Luuka) – 129 students Nyankwanzi H/S (Kyenjojo) – 110 Bufulubi SS (Mayuge) – 81 Hereigns SS – 80 Uganda Martyrs HS Rubaga – 75

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