A total of 1,035 candidates’ results were withheld due to malpractice by the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) for the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations in 2022.
KAMPALA, UGANDA | NOW THEN DIGITAL — The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has released results for the 2022 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations, but 1,035 candidates’ results have been withheld for malpractice. At State House, Nakasero in Kampala, Janet Museveni officially released the senior four results today.
- As stated by the Executive Director of UNEB, Mr Dan Odongo, the number of candidates increased by 16,063 (4.8% from 333,396 in 2020 to 349,459 in 2022, thus reversing the decrease of 4,324 (-1.3%) that had been observed in the previous examination. The candidates sat from 3,703 centers. 114,181 (32.7%) of these candidates were USE beneficiaries.
- 51 candidates were registered with the Uganda Prison Service examination center and all sat for the 2022 UCE. Eight candidates passed in Division 2, 16 in Division 3, 26 in Division 4, and one candidate failed.
- For the UCE examination in 2022, 721 candidates with Special Needs Education (SNE) (389 males, 332 females) were registered, a 38.95% increase over the previous year. A total of 39 blind individuals, 115 people with low vision, 87 people who were deaf, 88 people who were dyslexic, and 94 individuals with physical handicaps were included.
The UNEB Executive Director, Mr Dan Odongo, reported that the number of candidates increased by 16,063 (4.8%) from 333,396 in 2020 to 349,459 in 2022, reversing the decrease of 4,324 (-1%) observed in the previous examination.
The candidates sat from 3,703 centers. 114,181 (32.7%) of these candidates were USE beneficiaries.
There were 51 candidates registered at the Uganda Prison Service examination center and all of them sat for the UCE 2022. Eight of them passed Division 2, 16 passed Division 3, 26 passed Division 4 and one failed.
In general, Mr Odongo said there was a rise in performance for the large entry subjects except for Christian Religious Education, Biology, and Commerce.
He said Mathematics performed better than the other subjects, but overall performance declined.
“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,” he said.
“Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics have been most affected by examination malpractice, with external assistance, impersonation and script substitution as common cases,” Odongo added.
The male candidates performed better than the female candidates in the English Language; however, in Chemistry, the male candidates performed better in the higher grades — overall, a larger percentage of female candidates received passes. According to him, biology performance has continued to decrease over the past few years.
In general, male candidates performed better than female candidates, with 15.5 percent passing the first division versus 11.5 percent, while 23.3 percent passing the second division versus 21 percent for female candidates.
In total, 46,667 candidates received a first grade, 76,745 scored in the second division, 88,690 in the third division, and 117,837 in the fourth division, while 15,756 scored in the lowest division.
The Board examined the Chinese Language for the first time in 2022. A total of 134 candidates sat for the exam, and 124 (92.5%) of them passed. On top of other major languages that already are being examined, French, German, Arabic, Latin and Kiswahili are also being examined.
The number of Special Needs Education (SNE) candidates for the 2022 UCE examination increased by 38.95% from 519 in 2020 to 721 (389 males, 332 females). This represents a large increase over the previous year by 38.95%.
The blind (39), low vision (115), deaf (87), dyslexic (88), and physically handicapped (94) were all represented in this category.
Checking UCE 2022 results via SMS
As a parent or candidate, you may access the UNEB results by sending an SMS message to 6600 with the candidate’s full index number. Additionally, teachers and school administrators can access the results through a variety of school portals.
The UNEB offices will inform them when they can begin collecting hard copies of the results.
- Open SMS. Type UCE <space> Index no.
- Send to 6600. For example UCE 003400/001 and send to 6600.
- Each SMS costs Sh500.
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