The 2010 Uganda Certificate of Education (O-level) examination results have been released today at Stastics House in Kampala by the Minister of Education and Sports Namirembe Bitamazire.
The examination results have indicated a slight increase in general students’ performance in English, Islam, Physics, Chemistry, Swahili, Agriculture and commerce compared to 2009. According to results, girls performed better than boys in English and Literature. The subjects which were performed poorly were Biology and Christian Religious Education.
The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) secretary, Mathew Bukenya has told journalists that a total of 264928 candidates sat O-Level exams last year. Out of the 264928, 18709 got first grade, 42455 passed in second grade, 62355 scored third grade, 117937 passed in fourth grade while 16740 candidates were in the 9th grade.
UNEB cancelled the results of the following schools because of examination malpractice: Budaka SS in Budaka, Bugiri High School, Trinity SS in Jinja, City SS Kasubi in Kampala, and Excel SS Kasubi also in Kampala.
Others are Yale High School in Kayunga, St. Joseph Kyenjojo, Bright college Lira, Bowa Vocational SS in Luweero, Lutengo SS in Masaka, Ndagwe SS in Masaka, Masaka Parents SS, Masaka Exodus SS, Nakaloke SS Mbale, Bugisu High School, Eastern High School Mbale, Besane High School Wakiso, St James SS in Wakiso, Nampugwe High School Wakiso and Ganda SS in Nansana Wakiso district.
Bukenya says the irregularities the schools above involved in included external assistance, impersonation and smuggling notes into the examination rooms.
Bukenya attributed the irregularities to negligence by supervisors.
Performance by districts: Adjuman 12, Apach 66, Arua 151, Bundibugyo 18, Busia 74, Gulu 205, Iganda 289, Jinja 637, Kabale 331, Kabalore 123, Kalangala 2,
Kampala 3090, Kamuli 116, Katakwi 5, Kibale 83, Kitgum 46, Kumi 78, Lira 231, Luweero 666, Mbale 221, Mpigi 656, Mubende 79, Mukono 1517, Bukedea 25, Palisa 49, Rakai 250, Soroti 271, Sembabule 17, Kaberamaido 12, Kanungu 48, Kayunga 196, Mayuge 91, Nakapiriti 1, Wakiso 3075, Buko 7, Butaleja 33, Isingiro 35, Kaliro 84, Kiruhura 40, Manafa 26, Mityana 249, Nakaseke 39, Budaka 72, Buliisa 12, Lyantonde 5, Oyamu 13, Malacha 33, Buyikwe 359, Lamwo 14, Otuke 10 and Zombo 4. As usual Wakiso emerged the best performing district followed by Kampala.
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