By Ahura Mujuni Mark
UCE Results 2012 have been released by the Ministry of Education and sports. According to Uganda National Examination Executive Secretary ,Mathew Bukenya ,overall performance dropped compared to UCE examination 2011.
Students who passed in Division one has reduced from 8.5% in 2011 to 7.2% last year, 2012. The performance in Division two has also reduced from 26% to 16% in 2012.
Performance in Science subjects was not good and Bukenya has called for more efforts to improve in science subjects.
Meanwhile Female students performed better in English than male candidates ,and generally poor performance was recorded in the English language .
Examination malpractice was registered and consequently results of over 1127 students were withheld by UNEB pending investigations.On a good note however malpractice however dropped by 30% .
The Minsiter of Education Jessica Alupo has also directed UNEB to withdraw examination centers from schools which have been persistently been associated with examination malpractice.
Some of the some of the schools with withheld results include ;
Kinoni Community School ,97 candidates
St Micheal Amuria 69
Standard Central Collage
Trinity High School Kampala among others