The Uganda National Examinations Board [Uneb] will tomorrow, Wednesday, release the 2017 Uganda Certificate of Education [UCE] results.
In a statement issued yesterday evening, the examination body announced that Education and Sports minister Janet Museveni will officiate at the function at the Office of the Prime Minister auditorium at 11.00am.
Earlier reports had indicated that the results had been delayed because the minister, who is also First Lady was out of the country. However, Uneb came out to dispel this claim saying the examination body was processing the Ordinary Level [O-Level] results and would release them as soon as they were ready.
“It has come to our attention that some information is circulating on the Whatsapp social media platform that the Honourable Minister of Education & Sports is delaying the release of the 2017 UCE results because she is out of the country,” the statement, signed by UNEB executive secretary Dan Odongo, read in part, adding: “We wish to clarify that is is not true that the Honourable Minister is delaying the Release of the results. UNEB is in final stages of processing the results.”
According to the examination body Statistics in 2017, a total of 325,695 candidates registered for the UCE examination from 3,620 centres. Of these, 160,595 (49.3%) were female candidates.