The Uganda National Examinations Board has this morning released the 2019 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) results.
The ceremony held at the Office of Prime Minister is presided over by the Minister for Education and Sports, Ms Janet Kataha Museveni, who is also the First Lady.
According to UNEB, a total of 337,697 candidates registered for the 2019 UCE exams, with 168,639 male and 169,058 female at 3,531 centres and out of 337,697 candidates who sat for their UCE exams last year, 1,262 candidates results were withheld as a result of examinations malpracticing.
During the ceremony, Minister for Education and Sports Janet Museveni pointed out that teachers teach in weird hours which leave them with little time to grasp what they learn.
"We have noticed that teachers rush students through the syllabus so that they can have a whole year for revisions which is wrong. Teachers teach at weird hours like 6 am in the morning and late in the evening and over assess learners with homework and tests which leave them with very little time to study.'' She said.
She asked teachers to ensure that learners access all the material in learning and get time to revise.
Meanwhile, UNEB Executive Secretary Dan Odong cited inadequate coverage of syllabus and language deficiency as some of the areas that need to implement.