today's Pick
UNEB releases Senior Six exam results
Publish Date: Mar 27, 2014
UNEB releases Senior Six exam results
Education minister Jessica Alupo has told teachers to stop using pamphlets
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Vision Reporter

KAMPALA - The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) on Thursday released the eagerly-awaited Senior Six results for candidates who sat for the national examinations last year.

UNEB board chairman Fagil Mandy handed over the results to education minister Jessica Alupo at the Presidential Conference Hall in Kampala.

This time round, the release of the S.6 results delayed compared to previous years, where they would be released by the end of February.

Perhaps the delay could be blamed partly on the financial crisis which hit the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) last year.

Amid the crisis, there arose fears that the marking of the Senior Six exams would be delayed if funding from the education ministry did not get to the exams body in time.

On Thursday, minister Alupo told head teachers that they should teach and directed them to stop using pamphlets.

There was a level of consistence maintained by two subjects -- Economics and Islam -- which, just like in 2012, emerged among the best-performed subjects.

Other subjects which recorded an improvement are Physics, Chemistry, CRE and Agriculture, but there was a plunge in performance in History, Entrepreneurship, Literature (English) and Biology.

Surprisingly, Entrepreneuship featured among the best done in 2012, but it crambled last year, registering among the poorly performed disciplines.

In 2012, the arts subjects were done much better than the sciences, with History, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Islam/Divinity and Geography emerging as the best-done arts subjects.


CHECKING YOUR RESULTS VIA SMS
: Type UACE <leave a space> Index Number and send to 6600 (Each SMS costs sh500)


  Related stories 

2012 S.6 results out: Girls excel

S.6 student uses magnifying glass to write her exams

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
US police kill boy holding fake gun
Police in the US city of Cleveland shot and killed a 12-year-old boy who was in a playground waving around what turned out to be a replica gun....
Global warming
Climate change could undermine efforts to defeat extreme poverty around the globe, warns the World Bank....
Thugs steal church offertory in Malaba
Christians of Malaba Catholic Church awoke to a rude shock on Saturday, after thugs broke into the church and stole property and an unspecified sum of money collected as offertory....
Burkina gov
Burkina Faso's interim leaders were expected to unveil a new government lineup on Sunday, with the country anxious to see the extent of military influence under civilian President Michel Kafando....
Boko Haram gunmen kill 48 fish vendors
Boko Haram gunmen killed 48 fish vendors in Nigeria's restive Borno State, near the border with Chad....
3000 evacuated after WWII bomb found in France
The 250-kilogramme (550-pound) bomb was found near the city's town hall during the building of a new metro line....
Should Govt lease parts of Lake Victoria to private developers?
Its Ok
No Way
Not Sure
follow us
subscribe to our news letter