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Government finalizes plans to open up 94 new secondary schools across the country.

By our reporter

The Minister of Education, Ms Janet Museveni has revealed that government has finalized plans to open 94 new secondary schools in sub-counties across the country.

While releasing the 2020 UCE exam results at State House, Nakasero today afternoon, Ms Museveni said she was concerned that 4,324 fewer candidates registered for UCE in 2020 compared to 2019.

She said the technical team at Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) and the Ministry attribute the reduction largely to circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic thus the need for new secondary schools to try and cover the gap.

According to the minister, each of the schools is already staffed with 31 teaching staff, including the head teacher. Meanwhile, Uganda National Examination board said it had withheld 2020 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) for 1,292 candidates over examination malpractice.

And in Kasese district, Bwera Secondary School which had 107 candidates, 49 passed in Division I, 50 in Division II, 06 in Division III and 02 in Division IV according to Unasi Baluku, a staff at the institution.

At Kisinga Vocational Secondary, out of 116 candidates that sat for the UCE examination, only 04 passed in Division I, 17 in Division II, 27 in Division III, 62 in Division IV and 06 in Division IX according to Jehoiad Sunday Bitswatswa, the Director of Studies.

At Kasese Secondary School, out of 156 candidates, 27 passed in Division I, 58 in Division II, 52 in Division III and 19 in Division IV.

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