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UNEB Introduces Electronic Data Transfer System to Eliminate Mistakes

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Uganda National Examination Board-UNEB has introduced an electronic data transfer system to enhance the accuracy of capturing candidate’s marks.

The new system was introduced during the marking of the just released Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education-UACE examination results.

Unlike in the past where candidates’ marks were transferred from various marking centers across the country to UNEB offices in Kyambogo where they would be entered in a data base manually, under the new system marks are entered into the database from the different marking cites.

UNEB has installed electronic equipment at each UACE marking center, which are connected to the UNEB data center in Kyambogo through a wireless system.

UNEB used six marking centers during UACE, 11 for Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE and 17 for Uganda Certificate of Education-UCE.

Meanwhile, hearing of cases against schools whose Uganda Certificate of Education results were withheld by the Uganda National Examinations board is scheduled to start on Monday March 2, 2020.

A total of 1,262 candidates from over 40 schools had their results withheld on suspicition of engaging in examination malpractices, which included, among others, external assistance, impersonation and smuggling of unauthorized material into examination rooms.

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