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Social studies and science best done subjects in 2018 PLE

Pupils sitting PLE

By Moses Ndhaye The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has noted an improvement in performance in 2018 Primary Leaving Examinations whose results were released this afternoon. According to the Board’s Executive Secretary Daniel Odongo, Social Studies was the best performed subject accounting for 95.5%, followed by Integrated Science at 92.3%. English is in 3rd place at 87.7% and Mathematics was the worst performed at 77% with improved distinction levels although there was a decline at credit level. The reports from examiners according to the UNEB Secretary indicate that there was improvements in candidates’ handwriting and expression. Regarding the overall performance of candidates by divisional grades in 2018 compared to 2017, there was a slight improvement and a lower failure rate. …

Parliament orders assessment of impact of OTT tax

By Samuel Ssebuliba Parliament’s committee on Information and Communication Technology has ordered the ministry of ICT to conduct an assessment on the impact of the social media tax that was introduced by government at the beginning of the financial year 2018/19. The committee chaired by Annet Nyakecho said Over The Top tax seems to negatively affect the consumption of ICT services and products. In response, ICT and National Guidance minister Frank Tumwebaze has admitted that the tax is has adverse effects on the sector, saying they were hoodwinked by his finance counterparts on the pretext that it was to increase revenue collections. One month after its introduction, Uganda Revenue Authority collected Shs4.7billion  from the social media tax and Shs 22.3 …

Taxi driver jailed for insulting passengers

By Ruth Anderah A commuter taxi driver has been handed three-week jail term for insulting passengers. Swaleh Lukyamuzi has been convicted and sentenced by City Hall Grade One Magistrate Patrick Talisuna on his own plea of guilt. Lukyamuzi was charged with offense of engaging in disorderly behavior, by insulting and attempting to assault passengers. Prosecution from Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) states that on January 15th 2019 at Burton Street in Kampala, Lukyamuzi did engage in disorderly behavior by causing obstruction, pulling and abusing passengers thus causing public peace disorder.

UNEB registers improved performance in 2018 PLE, results of 3,500 candidates withheld

By Damali Mukhaye & Ruth Anderah The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has registered better performance in the 2018 Primary Leaving Examination compared to the previous year. Releasing the results at the office of the president this morning, the UNEB Executive Secretary Daniel Odongo has said out of the over 655,000 candidates who sat for the exams, over 599,000, which accounts for 91.4% have passed in various divisions. 56,300 (8.6%) candidates completely failed and they are advised to repeat. 77,133 passed in first grade, 270,000 in second grade, 140,000 in third grade, while over 107,000 are in fourth grade. Odongo says that a candidate is deemed to have passed if he or she obtained grades 1, 2,3 or 4 and such candidates qualify …

Social studies and science best done subjects in 2018 PLE

  By Moses Ndhaye The Uganda National Examinations Board has noted an improvement in performance in 2018 Primary Leaving Examinations whose results were released this afternoon. According to the Board’s Executive Secretary Daniel Odongo, Social Studies was the best performed subject accounting for 95.5%, followed by Integrated Science at 92.3%. English is in 3rd place at 87.7% and Mathematics was the worst performed at 77% with improved distinction levels although there was a decline at credit level. The reports from examiners according to the UNEB Secretary indicate that there was improvements in candidates’ handwriting and expression. Regarding the overall performance of candidates by divisional grades in 2018 compared to 2017, there was a slight improvement and a lower failure rate. …