Nurses and Midwives Examinations Board registers 87.1% excellence among its candidates
While citing reasons for ungraded candidates, Mukakarisa said there was congestion of students in some training institutions and practicum sites were still a challenge.
By Fahim Muyingo
Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examinations Board (UNMEB) yesterday released the 2022 UNMEB Final Semester Examination results at the Office of the President, Auditorium in Kampala.
The Minister of Education and Sports in charge of Higher Education JC Muyingo received the results from the Executive Secretary of UNMEB, Helen Mukakarisa Kataratambi.
According to Kataratambi, 53,683 candidates from 113 accredited Nursing and Midwifery training institutions were presented for the June 2022 UNMEB examinations.
Kataratambi said out of the 53,683 candidates that were presented for the June 2022 UNMEB Examinations, 38,654 were female candidates while 15,029 were male candidates.
UNMED said out of the 53,683 candidates, 49,227 were continuing candidates progressing from one semester. And out of the 49,227 candidates, only 43,851 candidates passed their examinations. These included 3,352 at the Diploma level and 40,499 at the Certificate level.
These will progress to the next semesters respectively, however, 5,051 continuing candidates were ungraded. These include 532 Diploma candidates and 4,519 Certificate candidates.
All ungraded candidates will have probationary progress as they await retaking the failed papers when next offered. Additionally, 325registered continuing candidates did not turn up for examinations.
Final semester candidates
Kataratambi revealed that a total of 4,456 final semester candidates were presented for the June 2022 UNMEB semester examinations. Out of these, 2,233 were candidates for Diploma programs, while 2,223 were candidates for Certificate programs.
Out of the 4,456 final semester candidates that were presented for the June 2022 UNMEB semester examinations, 3,187 were female candidates, while 1,269 were male.
The 2022 UNMEB final semester examinations saw a rise in the number of candidates from 951 in 2021 to 2,223 for the certificate level. The UNMEB board attributes the low turn-up in the 2021 academic year to Covid 19 pandemic. During that time, many candidates and parents faced economic challenges; this limited progress of candidates.
Regarding diploma programs, Mukakarisa said 2,233 candidates for diploma programs were presented from 52 training institutions for the June 2022 final semester examinations.
She explained that out of 2,233 candidates for diploma programs, 2,141 passed the June 2022 final semester examinations. passed at distinction level, 1,931 passed at Credit level while 150 candidates passed at pass level.
According to UNMEB, 85 candidates for Diploma programs were ungraded while 7 candidates were absent. While citing reasons for ungraded candidates, Mukakarisa said there was congestion of students in some training institutions and practicum sites were still a challenge.
Other reasons included Students undertaking Diploma Extension programs facing social challenges that include multiple family issues and failure to obtain study leave. This may have affected their performance.
UNMEB promised to continue conducting assessments in a manner that supports all learners to acquire and practice competencies that match the 21st Century skills required in the world of work.