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    Senior 4 Results Out: Here Are The Top 100 Schools

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    UNEB has released results for Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) today. Boys performed better than girls in the 2017 UCE examination although girls performed better than boys in English subject.

    A total of 326,212 candidates sat 2017 UCE examination of these 151848 (46.5%) were Universal Secondary School beneficiaries. Non-USE candidates performed better that their USE counterparts. UNEB said that it registered a reduction in failure rate from 13% in 2016 to 8.9% 2017, absenteeism of candidates dropped to below 2% . Overall performance by subject showed that physics remained the worst performed subject as it has been for some good years.

    However, there was some improvement in performance of most of the subjects except English. More girls who registered for the examinations actually sat for them compared to the boys.

    Schools whose results were withheld by UNEB

    The education board withheld results of 4,525 candidates from various examination centers because of examination malpractice.

    UNEB established a center at Luzira prison and of the 55 prisoners who registered, 3 passed in Div 1, 10 Div 2, 13 Div 3 and 26 Div 4, one failed and 2 were absent.

    UNEB observed that the percentage pass levels for science subjects still remains low, over 40% of the candidates were unable to exhibit minimum results to be graded.

    The following districts recorded the hishest failure rate: Bukwo: 28.6%, Butaleja: 28.3%, Bundobugyo: 28.7%, Kween: 22.3%, Kapchorwa: 22.2%, Buliisa: 21.9%, Pallisa: 20.2%, Sironko: 19.6%, Busia: 18.8%, Kasese: 18.0%, Bududa: 18.0%

    357 special needs candidates sat for UCE 2017: 31 (blind), 82 (low vision), 61 (deaf), 79 (psychically handicapped), 61(dyslexics)

    Kasanda South MP Simeo Nsubuga’s son Nsubuga J. Fredrick Kenedy, was one of the top performers from Uganda Martyrs Namugongo, he bagged aggregate 15 (ENG:3, CRE:2, HIS:2, GEO:2, MAT:2, PHY:2, CHE:1, BIO:4, COM:2, CST:2)

     

    List of TOP schools in no particular order

    1. St Mary’s SS Kitende
    2. Uganda Matyrs Namugongo
    3. Ntare School
    4. Kings College Buddo
    5. Mt St Mary’s Namagunga
    6. Seeta High School, Mukono
    7. Mbarara High School
    8. Immaculate Heart Girls School
    9. Kisubi Seminary
    10. Buddo SS
    11. St Mary’s College Kisubi
    12. Naalya SS
    13. Naalya SS Bweyogerere
    14. St Mark’s College
    15. Namilyango College
    16. Namirembe Hillside HS
    17. Seeta High School
    18. Our Lady of Africa SS
    19. St Peters SS Nsambya
    20. Kawempe Muslim School
    21. Makerere College School
    22. St Henry’s College Kitovu
    23. Bweranyangi Girls SS
    24. Gombe SS
    25. St Mary’s Voc. Kyamuhunga
    26. Maryhill High School
    27. St Andrea Kahwa’s College, Hoima
    28. Citizens SS, Ibanda
    29. Iganga SS
    30. Kiira College Butiki
    31. St Mary’s College, Rushoroza
    32. St Thereza’s Girls’ SS Bwanda
    33. Kanjuki SS
    34. Kitgum Matidi Seed School
    35. Ndejje SS
    36. Gayaza High School
    37. St Kizito Katikamu Kisule SS
    38. Standard College Ntungamo
    39. Christ the King SS Kalisizo
    40. Tororo Girls School
    41. Namiryango SS
    42. Kibuli SS
    43. Bishop Cyprian Kihangire SS
    44. St Catherine Bujuuko
    45. St Joseph’s Voc. School Mbarara
    46. Luweero SS
    47. St Joseph’s Girls Nsambya
    48. Seeta HSl Green Campus, Mukono
    49. Kitabi Seminary Bushenyi
    50. Masaja SS
    51. Sacred Heart SS Mushanga
    52. St Jude’s SS Katende
    53. London College of St Lawrence
    54. Rubaga Girls
    55. Turkish Light Academy
    56. Kisozi H/S
    57. Trinity College Nabbingo
    58. Kajjansi Progressive SS
    59. Cornerstone Leadership Academy
    60. Nsambya Hillside H/S
    61. Mita College, Kawempe
    62. Kyambogo College School
    63. St Peter’s Naalya
    64. Mbogo Mixed SS
    65. Teso College
    66. Busoga College Mwiri
    67. Aga Khan High school
    68. Makerere High School, Migadde
    69. Hilton H/S Mukono
    70. Nganwa H/S
    71. Nsambya SS
    72. Luzira SS
    73. Kyadondo SS
    74. Kitante Hill SS
    75. St Leo’s College Kyegobe
    76. Old Kampala SS
    77. Kigezi High School
    78. Lubiri SS
    79. Mityana SS
    80. St Jude’s SS, Katende
    81. Crested SS
    82. Kabowa HS
    83. Bukala Minor Seminary
    84. Our Lady of Good Counsel
    85. Katikamu SS
    86. Masaka SS
    87. Mandela SS, Hoima
    88. Kakungulu Mem. School
    89. Mvara SS
    90. Namagabi SS
    91. Central College, Mityana
    92. Citizens SS Ibanda
    93. Wagwa H/S
    94. St Joseph’s SS, Nagalama
    95. St Bernard’s S, Mannya
    96. Bukandula SS
    97. Mbuya College School
    98. Faiha H/s, Kawempe
    99. Kawaala College School
    100. Mackay Memorial

    S.5 selections to take place on 14th and 15th February 2018 at UMA show grounds.

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    St. Peter’s SSS Naalya Dragged To Court For Suspending Female Student On Allegations Of Selling Marijuana, Matchboxes To Fellow Students…

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    St Peter’s Senior Secondary School Naalya has been dragged to the High Court Civil Division Kampala for suspending a female student on allegation of selling marijuana and matchboxes to fellow students.

    In his suit, Tracy Bamanya Natukunda, a senior six student accuses the school of denying her a fair hearing when they decided of indefinitely suspend her.

    However, the presiding Judge Musa Ssekaana, the head of the Civil Division of the High Court dismissed Natukunda’s application where she was seeking a Court order directing the school to allow her to continue with her studies as Court proceeds with the hearing of the main suit.

    In their defense, the school confirmed that the applicant was admitted in February 2020 to study the combination of Divinity, Entrepreneurship and Literature in senior five.

    The school divulged that after months of admission, they established that she was indiscipline and disobedient to the extent of selling cookies with marijuana and matchboxes to fellow students.

    The school said that when she was caught red handedly at first, she was given the opportunity to defend herself through recording a statement over the allegations and her parents were summoned and informed of their child’s behaviour.

    The school told Court that even though the applicant committed a grave crime, she was allowed to stay in the school because her parents pleaded with the school administration.

    However, she abused the opportunity given to her when she started physically attacking and harassing students and teachers who testified against her thus becoming a threat to the entire school community.

    It was overwhelmingly agreed to indefinite suspend her.

    In his ruling, Ssekaana agreed with the school authorities that the applicant is a threat to other students and teachers because she even physically fought with them when she was handed over to the school’s disciplinary committee.

    Ssekaana said, “The school should be given a benefit of doubt in exercise of its disciplinary powers against the student until the Court finds otherwise. The rights of the applicant against the entire school community should be a factor to consider and the likely danger of the applicant returning to the school and the entire school atmosphere in such circumstances.

    “In result for the reasons stated herein above, this is hereby dismissed and the costs shall abide the outcome of the main cause. It is so ordered.”

    The hearing of the main suit is still ongoing.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    MPs Propose Sign language To Be Adopted In Schools…

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    Members of Parliament have proposed that Sign language should be adopted and integrated in most of the schools.

    During plenary today which was presided over by Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Thomas Tayebwa, MPs noted that it can be done by increasing sign language teachers and ensuring that children are introduced to sign language at early stages of learning.

    The decision follows the upcoming commemoration of International Deaf Awareness week scheduled to take place between 19th to 23rd September 2022.

    The celebrations for the International Deaf Awareness week will be held at Iganga Municipal Primary School grounds, in Iganga Municipality, on Friday 23rd September 2022.

    According to the 2014 Uganda National Housing and Population statistics, there were over 1,083,649 deaf people in Uganda.

    “This has since increased to 1,290,000 of the current Uganda’s population,” Asamo said.

    State Minister for disabilities, Allen Asamo said that the International Deaf Awareness Week draws attention to the accomplishments of people who are deaf, raises awareness of their unique needs and also promotes their human rights.

    “During this week, state and non-state actors publicize many activities and informational campaigns to educate people about deafness and hearing loss,” she explained.

    She added that the International Deaf Awareness Week seeks to increase awareness about deaf persons, their challenges, and their culture.

    “It helps in motivating the community to learn and appreciate the importance of sign language, address grievances, and promote the human rights of deaf persons.”

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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    Ministry Of Education Sets Strict Rules On Nursing Course; Bans Admitting Nurses Below 18 Years…

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    Minister Muyingo addressing nurses who graduated yeaterday

    Ministry of Education has set strict rules on the nursing course and banned admissions of nurses below 18 years.

    During the release of the 2022 nurses and midwives examinations results at the Office of the President yesterday, State Minister for Higher Education, John Chrysostom Muyingo announced that government has banned nursing and wives institutions across the country from admitting students below the age of 18.

    Muyingo noted that all institutions should adhere to the set minimum standards and observe the set age limit.

    “They should admit only adults above the age of 18 because only adults should work in health centres, not children,” he added.

    He further asked institutions to respect the capacity of learners requirement set by the ministry.

    “Those who want to start nursing and midwifery institutions must first get the licenses and should respect the capacity. If you are licensed to admit only 500 learners, you should not exceed that,” he maintained.

    Muyingo also asked the Permanent Secretary of the ministry to enforce this and apprehend administrators who will defy it.

    According to the executive secretary of the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examinations Board (UNMEB), Ms. Helen Mukakarisa, the reason why children below 18 years have been banned is because expectant mothers in hospitals have been complaining and were not comfortable with children taking care of them.

    “As a profession, we cannot take children of 16 years. Mothers won’t respect them so ethically, we need to admit learners above the age of 18,” Ms Mukakarisa said.

    She added, “Those learners who will complete Senior Four before turning 18 will have to wait until they reach the required age to apply for courses.

    Efforts to speak to the State Minister for Education, Muyingo were however futile as he did not pick up our calls.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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