The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) on Thursday said it had withheld 2022 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) results of at least 1,035 candidates due to examination malpractice.
“A total of 1,035 results will be withheld in accordance with Section 5 (2) (b) of the UNEB Act No 1 of 2021. The number of results to be withheld has been reducing steadily at this level,” the board’s executive director, Dan Odongo, said while releasing the 2022 senior four results at State Lodge in Nakasero.
According to him, examination centres from which results are withheld will be notified through their portals.
“The measures put in resulted in a welcome reduction in the cases of malpractice. Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics have been most affected, with external assistance, collusion among candidates, and impersonation and script substitution as the common cases,” he added.
Releasing the exam results, Odongo said a total of 345,695 candidates sat for the examinations out of 345,945 who registered for the examinations.
Odongo noted that there is an improvement in performance of candidates this year given an increase in the number of candidates who passed in division one and others consecutively.
He said there has been an improvement in performance in the large entry subjects except in Christian Religious Education, Biology and Commerce.
Mathematics showed better performance at the Distinction level, but declined overall. English language improved at credit and overall Pass levels but declined at the distinction level.