By: Divine Ndagire
The Minister of Education and Sports, Hon Janet Museveni, has today released results of candidates who sat last year’s Senior Four Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) examinations.
A total of 349,445 candidates sat the final examinations from 3,703 centres across the country
UNEB Executive secretary Dan Odongo while releasing the results at the Education ministry headquarters in Kampala said learners still cram passages in text books and use short form while answering questions which makes them lose marks.
“We have noticed that examination mal-practice is still happening and this is mainly from the practical part of the examinations that’s physics practical, chemistry, biology and mathematics,” Odongo said.
Ms Museveni on her part thanked for delivering the country from the pangs of the Covid 19 pandemic and the Ebola outbreak.
“I thank God for enabling our children to sit for the final examinations. The number has increased by 4.8% compared to those who sat UCE in 2020,” she said.
The First Lady decried the poor performance in Biology and other science subjects which she said has been reoccurring through the subsequent release of the UCE results.
“For the first time, UNEB examined the Chinese language and this is a move in the right direction. As a country, we must ensure that our people are able to speak other foreign languages such as French, German, Arabic and even the Kiswahili,” she said.
The minister for Higher Education, Hon. JC Muyingo, urged the heads of schools not to shy away from their responsibilities and also advised parents to take back their children to school.
Mr. Andrew Achidri, the director of studies at Pride College School, said this year’s results have been better compared to those of the previous year.
Dinah Nakayenga from Lakeside College Luzira shared her joy with this reporter.
“I thank God for enabling me write my exams even amidst the different challenges. I have managed to obtain a first grade and I look forward to going to back to my former school Lakeside College because it has natured me well,” she said.