DAILYNEWS UG At least 91 candidate who sat 2018 Uganda advanced certificate of education (UACE) exams will not receive their results with their colleagues after the examination body said they had withheld them as they investigate issues of malpractices.
Uganda national examination board (UNEB) executive secretary, Mr Dan Odongo on Thursday said the 91 candidates represent 0.09 percent of the total candidates who sat from 21 centres.
“The most common forms of examination breaches have been external assistance,” Mr Odongo said while releasing 2018 UACE results in Kampala adding that this was in accordance with Section 4(3) of UNEB Act, Cap 137.
In 2018, the examination body withheld results for 79 candidates (0.06 percent of the total candidature that sat from 24 centres).
Mr Odongo said the students whose results were withheld were either given external assistance, substitution of scripts, and smuggled unauthorized material into the examination room or impersonated.
He said that Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry were the most affected subjects.
According to him, the affected students will be accorded a fair hearing by the board before a final verdict is made.
Meanwhile, the board has withdrawn center U2804 allocated to Seesa High School, Kakungube in Kassanda South in Mubende District for alleged gross violation of examination regulations both at Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) and UACE.