A total of 25229 students who sat for senior four exams last year 2013 will have to repeat this class after UNEB indicated that they scored failures with gals being 13280 and boys 11949.
Similarly, UNEB reported that a total of over 1800 students who sat for these exams will have to wait a little longer to know their fate after the examination body confiscated their results on suspicion of having engaged in examination malpractice.
Addressing the media at the release of the results at statistics house in Kampala, UNEB executive secretary Mathew Bukenya said that there was an increase in the number of students who registered and also sat for 2013 exams compared to those who sat in 2012.
His data indicated that whereas in 2012 there were 262987 who sat UCE, in 2013 the number swelled to 289012.
The results released by education and sports minister Maj. Jessica Alupo however, showed an increase in the number of students attaining first grades because whereas in 2012 only 18826 got this, this time round 2013, a the number went up to 20001.
Those in second grade also increased while those in 3rd grade declined with 57947 attaining this compared to 2012 where 66575 got 3rd grade.
In division four, this time the number swelled to 139597 compared to 2012’s 119740 students.
Bukenya says overall performance in 2013 has dropped compared to that of 2012 although not significantly, adding that arts subjects mainly English, CRE, IRE, biology and history and Maths were done better with core sciences especially chemistry being worst done.
Meanwhile, education minister Alupo asked Uneb to terminate examination centers for all those schools which have persistently been implicated in exam stealing in addition to ordering Uneb to forward a report into its investighations against suspected schools [malpractice] to the ministry for action.
She asked those who failed to try again.