By Mirembe Martina
The results of 1,127 students have been withheld due to examination malpractice.
Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) secretary, Mathew Bukenya, while reading the results attributed the most form of malpractice to cheats being sneaked into examination rooms. Biology was the subject which was mostly cheated in 2012 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE).
In terms of performance, the 2012 S.4 results have shown that English was the worst performed subject despite it being the best performed subject by girls in general performance.
In 2012, a total of 262, 987 students sat for UCE with 47.5% of them being girls and 52.9% being boys.
General performance of the students in UCE has reduced drastically with only 7.2% of students passing in division one as opposed to 8.5% in 2011. In division two, only 16.6% passed as opposed to 26.8% of 2011.
Some of the schools whose results were withheld by UNEB are Mt. Rwenzori Girls School in Kasese, Mivule SS, Trinity High School, Busolwe Bright High School, Nelson Mandela High School Masaka, St. Joseph Seminary, Gaba Parents High School, among others.