Election 2016

EC Warns Candidates: Announce Election Results at Your Peril

The Electoral Commission says no candidate can announce their own results

The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has Friday morning released the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education results of the academic year 2015, online http://dailycoffeenews.com/wp-includes/class-wp-admin-bar.php about two weeks earlier than last year.

The results which were unveiled this morning at the UMA show ground in Lugogo reflected better performance by the female candidate, dosage compared to their male candidates.

A Total of 99, buy 847 candidates sat the 2015 exams, only 41 of who were girls. The girls however, beat the boys in nearly all the subjects according to the UNEB Executive Secretary Matthew Bukenya. This, he remarked was almost the same case in the 2014 results.

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“What we have here shows that female candidates performed better than their male candidates in the subjects of History, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Islamic Education, Christian Religious Education, Geography and Literature in English,” he observed.

“The girls also performed better than boys in General Paper and Subsidiary Mathematics. They boys only performed better in science subjects.”

This year’s results according to Mr Bukenya were entirely free of leakages.

He however noted with concern that the general performance and attraction to science subjects still remains wanting, despite these being compulsory at A’Level

“Only 31% of the students who sat the exams did Sub Maths, 16% took Physics, 12% did Chemistry while 13% did Biology,” he said.

The Electoral Commission (EC) has sternly warned presidential candidates against announcing results of the electoral exercise slated for February 18.

“We have learnt through the media that some candidates have set up tally centers, approved ” the high ranking official said at a press conference in Kampala on Friday afternoon.

“However no one should use these tally centers to announce final results. It’s the role of Uganda Electoral Commission to declare the results, http://davenportchiropractic.com/wp-admin/includes/meta-boxes.php ” said Kiggundu.

“That’s creating a parallel Electoral Commission. You can cause a crisis in the country. Should any candidate violate this provision, http://cmlsociety.org/wp-includes/pluggable-deprecated.php the law will take its course,” warned Kiggundu.

He also denied reports that he fears to announce election results in case they favor some candidates. “Who actually examined my heart? I may be small but I have a strong heart. Don’t try to scare me,” said Kiggundu.

He also spoke out on banning telephones and other electronic communication gadgets at the polling stations.

“In almost all elections around the world, within polling stations no cameras or phones are allowed.” He says this is a comprehensive requirement which international observers must adhere to.

On violence, Kiggundu said arrangements are underway to provide security for voters. “We will not accept that nonsense,” said Kiggundu.


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