UCE Updates – SMOOTH START FOR WEEK 2 OF THE UCE EXAMINATIONS. Day one of the 2nd week of the conduct of UCE Examinations went on smoothly in all parts of the country, without any major challenges. All the candidates that were presented to the examination centers in time wrote their Physics papers, both in the morning and afternoon. They are set to write Chemistry Paper 545/4 and IPS Art Paper Today.
Among the candidates writing their examinations is Lagu Mark Joseph from Adjumani Model S.S. He got an emergency operation just a day after briefing, on Saturday October 14th. He has however braved the odds, and managed to sit for all his papers. Lagu, who is admitted in Adjumani Hospital, is brought to school by an ambulance where never he has an examination to write.
In a related development, there was an emergency case at Mengo S.S. in Kampala yesterday where a candidate received an epileptic attack and fractured her shoulder. Although she received medical attention, she is not able to write due to the facture. The Board has assessed that she is in position to continue with the examinations, and will therefore, with effect from today, provide a transcriber to support her write the remaining papers.
Actions of candidates that can tantamount to examination malpractice
Some candidates, either knowingly or otherwise may carry out some actions that tantamount to malpractice, and can lead to cancelation of their results. Last week, we highlighted some of those actions. Others in this category include;
- Submitting an answer booklet with more than one distinct handwriting.
- Using answer booklets bearing a different year of sitting or level of examination.
- Self-marking: when a candidate’s script is presented to UNEB when it is already marked and/or scored. Using of unknowns that are not related to the question or mixing different unknowns.
- Giving the scientific names of the unknowns as is in the advance confidential information.
- Use of mathematical tables/formulae with unauthorized
- written information.Writing/outlining answers on the question paper.
- Threatening violence against UNEB field personnel may lead to cancellation of results.
Consequences of Malpractice by Chief Invigilators:
Any Chief Invigilator involved in examination malpractice or is implicated in causing examination leakage shall be blacklisted by UNEB and shall be barred from participating in any UNEB activity. If a teacher, a recommendation shall be made to the Ministry of Education and Sports for administrative action.
Consequences of Malpractice by Teachers
Any teacher involved in examination malpractice or is implicated in causing examination leakage shall be blacklisted by UNEB and shall be barred from participating in any UNEB activity. A recommendation shall be made to the Ministry of Education and Sports for administrative action.
Offences in the UNEB Act 2021: Apart from the administrative action, Section 25 (2) states that a person who willfully or negligently, assists or causes any candidate to obtain or gain unauthorized possession of any examination paper, examination material, any other material and information, commits an offence and is liable on conviction, to a fine, not exceeding two thousand currency points (Forty million shillings), or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding ten years or both.
According to the Act, Examination paper, Material or information includes the electronic version of an examination paper, examination material or any other material or information; and the electronic transmission of an examination material or any other information.
SCHEDULE- TUESDAY OCTOBER 24TH
Morning: 545/4-Chemistry (practical)
612/6-IPS Art: Studio Technology (Planning)
Afternoon: 612/6-IPS Art: Studio Technology (Test)
Threatening to harm UNEB field personnel is a grave offence that shall lead to indefinite withdrawal of the examination center.