The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has withheld results for 4,525 candidates who sat Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations last year.
“UNEB is withholding results of 4,525 candidates (1.4% of candidates who sat) from 112 centres suspected to have involved themselves in various forms of examination malpractice” said UNEB chairperson Prof. Mary Okwakol while releasing the results in Kampala today.
According to Ms Okwakol, 81 people suspected to have been involved in examinations malpractice were arrested by police. She said 49 suspects appeared in court and are currently on court.
UNEB has registered a drop in the number of absenteeism to 2% with more boys being absent than girls.
According to the board’s executive secretary, Mr Daniel Odongo, about 6,093 students out of 326,212 did not turn up for the exams.
He notes that more boys amounting to 3,121(1.9%) did not turn up for the exams compared to girls at 2,972 (1.8%).