UCE results for a total number of 61 Schools across the country have been withheld by Uganda National Examinational Board (UNEB).
The Examination body revealed that these schools participated in Exam malpractices.
It was reported that this overwhelming form of malpractice was experienced through assistance given to candidates by third parties.
Other forms of malpractice such as collusion (copying from another), smuggling of unauthorized materials into the examination rooms were reported but less common.
Majority of the cases were reported in Science subjects with Biology being most affected with 39.7% of the cases, followed by Physics, Chemistry and Maths.
Scouts reported some instances in Science practical papers where candidates did not carry out the experiments required in the examination but recorded in their scripts resulted provided from external sources.
The Board, in accordance with section 4 (3) of the UNEB Act, Cap 137, is withholding results of 4525 candidates (1.4% of candidates who sat) from 112 examination centres suspected to have involved themselves in the various forms of examination malpractice, to allow for completion of investigation a and accord the suspected persons a fair hearing.
A total of 81 persons suspected to have been involved in Examinations malpractice were arrested by Police.
Forty nine suspects have appeared in court and are currently on court bail with their cases at various stages of hearing.
Twenty one suspects have jumped Police bond and criminal summons have been issued against them, while 11 suspects are due in court as their files are still with the DPP for sanctioning.
“Results are withheld when there is credible evidence to suspect that candidates have been involved in Examination malpractice,” UNEB Chairperson Mary Okwakol said during the release of Exams on Wednesday afternoon.
She added: “As a result of criminal and unprofessional acts by persons entrusted with management of Examinations in the field the Board has been compelled to withhold results of 4525 candidates from various examination centres.”
She also appealed to leaders at all levels and the general public to support UNEB in combating Exam Malpractice.
UNEB put in place stringent measures to detect malpractice at the marking stage. Information on malpractice was also recieved from whistle blowers, scouts and invigilators.
List of Centers (number of Withheld candidates results, Districts)
Nile HS Kiyunga (257, Luuka), Kajjansi Progressive (253, Wakiso), Nkuuti Memorial (252, Iganga), St Peters SS Bombo (158, Luwero), St Benedict (143, Tororo), Kisaalizi SS (140, Nakasongola), Itanda SS (139, Iganga), St Paul SS Bukinda (120, Kabale), Lubani SS (118, Kamuli), Westville HS (114, Kabarole), Irundu Modern (111, Buyende), Owobusobozi Modern (106, Kagadi), St Aloysius Vocational (105, Rakai), Omoro SS (101, Alebtong), Kakungulu High Bombo (100, Luwero), St Charles Lwanga International (91, Wakiso), Greenfield HS (90, Iganga), St Lawrence Muwanga (87, Kiboga), Countrywide SS (86, Iganga), St John Baptist SS Rwembogo (84, Ntugamo), Mbale Progressive (81, Mbale), Crested SS Kampala (80, Kampala), Kings HS (76, Hoima), Kings of Kings (75, Ngora), Nserester Voc SS (73, Masaka), St John’s SS Ikumba (72, Kabale), Kibaale Community (68, Rakai), Mustard Seed SS Busota (67, Kamuli), Mulusa Academy (65, Luwero), Pope John Paul II (64, Kaabong), St Antonio Orthodox SS Monde (63, Luwero), Muna Bulumba SS (62, Kaliro), Pallisa HS (59, Pallisa), St Mathias Mawagala (57, Iganga), Victoria High Nansana (57, Wakiso), Nakitoma SS (57, Nakasongola), Kikagati Seed (56, Isingiro), Kiyunga SS (54, Luuka), Stella Matutina SS (52, Kiryandongo), Timbitwire Girls (48, Bushenyi), Global HS (47, Mbarara), Buyaga Parents (44, Kibaale), Kabango SS (42, Bundibugyo), St Paul Nakibaale (38, Iganga), Kagumu SS (38, Kibuku), Nile HS (37, Mukono), St Lennards HS (35, Kyenjojo), Kyotera Parents (35, Rakai), Makulubita Seed SS (34, Luwero), Uganda Martyrs Centenary (34, Kayunga), Hope SS (32, Wakiso), Nambula HS (32, Mukono), Biton Forest (31, Bugiri), Nyendo Mixed (30, Masaka), Shammah HS (28, Luwero), Kingstone HS Kawempe (27, Kampala), St Monica SS (27, Jinja), Kacheera HS (26, Lyantonde), Nakawandala SS (26, Iganga), Midland HS Kawempe (24, Kampala) and Kisugu Mixed SS Busunju (23, Mityana).