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Social studies and science best done subjects in 2018 PLE

January 17, 2019 8:14 pm

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.

Odongo says boys performed better than their female counterparts especially at the upper grades.

Over 671,900 candidates registered from 13,072 centers last year, and of these 476,131 where Universal Primary Education beneficiaries.

Meanwhile only two out of the 73 inmates who registered to sit for the 2018 Primary Leaving Examinations at Luzira Upper Prison obtained division one.

Seven of these were ungraded. 26 and 15 candidates passed in division two and three respectively.

 

 

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Parliament orders assessment of impact of OTT tax

January 17, 2019 8:03 pm

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 billion from Mobile Money transactions.

The taxes were part of the new measures that came into effect at the beginning of the 2018-2019 financial year. Subscribers are charged a daily fee of Shs.200  to access social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram, while 0.5 percent is charged from each mobile money transaction.

 

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Taxi driver jailed for insulting passengers

January 17, 2019 7:44 pm

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.

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

January 17, 2019 5:42 pm

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 to register for any post primary examination.

For parents and guardians who wish to access their children’s results via the SMS platform simply TYPE: PLE followed by the candidates’ full INDEX NUMBER then SEND TO 6600.

Meanwhile KFM has spoken to some of the pupils from different schools including Silver Spoon P/S, Kampala Parents P/S and Namilyango Junior Boys’ P/S who could not hide their excitement. Jasmine Akampiire, a pupil at Kampala Parents’ School who got 4 aggregates attributes her success to the Grace of God and hard work. While Elizabeth Atukunda says she could never have managed to get the four aggregates on her own without the support of their teachers. With aggregate 9, Derrick Aturinda says he all set to chase his dream of becoming a mechanical engineer. For Alvin Rwebembera from Namilyango Junior Boys’ School, his aggregate 12 result has come as total disappointment because he worked so hard and expected better results.

The Uganda National Examinations Board has also announced that results of 3,500 pupils have been withheld.

Mr.Odongo said that although the examinations were conducted smoothly, cases of malpractice were reported especially by external assistance given to candidates by third parties inside the examination rooms.

He says security operatives caught teachers in Bundimulinga, Bubanda, Bundikahungu, Clever Origin Primary Schools writing answers on the chalkboard for candidates to copy.

Odongo also notes that parents from the above schools in Bundibugyo district paid 50,000 each to facilitate the malpractice and such cases await court action.

He however says that all candidates whose results have been withheld will be accorded a fair hearing by the board’s examination security committee and those who will be cleared will have their results released later.

 

 

 

 

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Social studies and science best done subjects in 2018 PLE

January 17, 2019 4:00 pm

 

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.

He says boys performed better than their female counterparts especially at the upper grades.

Over 671,900 candidates registered from 13,072 centers last year, and of these 476,131 where Universal Primary Education beneficiaries.

Meanwhile only two out of the 73 inmates who registered to sit for the 2018 Primary Leaving Examinations at Luzira Upper Prison obtained division one.

According to UNEB Executive Secretary Daniel Odongo, seven of these were ungraded.

26 and 15 candidates passed in division two and three respectively.

 

 

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January 17, 2019 3:30 pm

Miss World Africa Quiin Abenakyo graduates

By Ritah Kemigisa

It was another exciting moment for Miss World Africa who also doubles as Miss Uganda, Quiin Abenakyo as she was among the 3407 students from Makerere University Business School Nakawa who graduated yesterday from at the 3rd session of the Makerere University’s 69th Graduation ceremony.

Abenakyo who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business computing received a special recognition from the university who gave her a book titled “What next after University” for being a hardworking student who despite being in the glamour world managed to finish her studies successfully.

Abenakyo who could not hide her excitement attributed her success to among other things being humble and focused.

She meanwhile advised those who want to be like to be more focused.

Female tops Makerere Grade Again

For the fourth consecutive, Makerere University Business School Nakawa has been producing the best

Best Student awarded

student.

This year’s overall best student Hajarah Namuwaya Ali with a bachelor’s degree in business computing was the overall best student at the 69th graduation ceremony after garnering a cumulative grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.94.

Namuwaya has attributed her success to research, discussions, being focused and respecting her parents.

She has however advised the youth and those still in school to be disciplined and do more of the networking with people who can connect them to jobs.

 

 

 

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