By Ivan Mwine
The results of the recently released Uganda National Certificate Examinations (UCE) are riddled with anomalies that include missing results, misspelt names among others.
This was confirmed by officials at the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) on Wednesday, who have since issued a statement in which they are humbly apologizing to school administrators and parents for the anomalies.
The statement from UNEB, titled ‘Anomalies Related To The 2020 UCE Results’, issued by the UNEB Executive Secretary, Dan Odongo, reads in part thus;
“The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) advises all Heads of UCE Centres to study the e-results sent to them via the portal.
They should specifically look out for anomalies related to missing results, misspelt names, date of birth and gender. A correction of Results form has been uploaded on the UNEB Portal for purposes of amending the irregularities.”
The UNEB officials add that; “Heads of Centres should therefore notify the Board of any anomalies and related amendments before August 21, 2021. They are required to download and fill the Correction of Results Form, sign and stamp it, then email it UNEB…”
It should be noted that the Minister for Education H.E Janet Kataha Musveni, who is also the First Lady, last Friday released the 2020 UCE results, indicating that a total of 333,889 candidates registered for 2020 UCE examinations from 3,935 centres in 2019.
According to UNEB, 49.8 per cent of the candidates were male and 50.1 per cent female.
A total of 148,135 were under Universal Secondary Education (USE) while 185,754 candidates were non-USE candidates.
While releasing the results, the UNEB Executive Secretary Odongo noted that the candidature decreased by 4,324 (-1.3%) from 337,720 in 2019 to 333,396. Out of these, 148,128 (44.4%) were USE beneficiaries. The number of male candidates registered is 166,744 (50.01%) and that of females is 166,652 (49.99%).
Odongo noted however that there was better performance, compared to 2019, with 311,233(4,309 more) candidates passing compared to 306,924 who passed the examination in 2019.