Four students accused of murder committed to high court

By Robert Segawa
Four students of St.Bernard Manya S.S who are charged with murder following a school fire that broke out and killed 11 students have been committed to the high court for trial .

The said students include Elias Egoni, Dickson Kisule, Alex Junior Mugerwa, and Herom Talemwa.

These are charged with murdering Eleven senior three students and attempting to kill others when they allegedly set on fire a school dormitory.

These have been committed by Masaka court grade one magistrate Christopher Tindyebwa Adyeeri after state informed court that investigations into the matter are complete.
These are facing 51 counts of murder and arson.

Prosecution has further submitted that the DPP has requested for the two security guards who appears on same file with the students to be tried differently as their case is minor and can be tried in the lower court.

And as a result, the lower Court has accordingly granted state’s player and committed the four students to high court for trial and also agreed to have the two security guards tried in lower court.

Court heard that in November 2018, the four students allegedly murdered the said students and also led to mass destruction of property worth millions of shillings after they set on fire the said dormitory.

Last year in November Eleven students perish in St. Bernard’s SS Manya fire left several other students rushed in various health centers, including Manya health center, Kalisizo hospital and Masaka regional hospital.

UACE results out, female students perform better than the males

By Wasswa Deo
UNEB withholds results of 64 candidates that sat from 11 center over malpractice pending further investigation.  Indicating a significant drop from 279 Cases with held in 2017. 
  The examinations body has registered an improvement in the performance of students who sat for 2016 UACE as compared to 2015.
According to the results, a very high percentage of candidates 98.7% qualified for the award of the UACE certificate,  2016 performance. 39,797 candidates passed with 3 principal passes,27,831 with 2 principal passes,21,031 with principal passes,12,836 with one subsidiary 
Districts with highest students who passed with 3 principle passes are Wakiso 9299 at , Mukono 3374 , Kampala 6366 ,  and Mbarara 1000 . 1363 candidates  failed completely and a total of  102858 sat examination . 
In terms of percentages,female candidates performed better at A- level in all the large entry subjects accept general paper . Economics and sciences were generally poorly done,Biology was the worst done with only 40.8 % obtaining an E principal level pass .
District with fewer students with principal pass 3 are Buvuma 00, Nakapiripirit 00, Napaka 8 Zombo 9 Katakwi  .
The best performed subjects include, History, Islamic and religious education, Literature in English ,Art,  and geography while the worst done were  biology, sub math,physics

UCU missing student’s body found floating in a swimming pool

The body of 22 year old student of Uganda Christian University Mukono has been discovered in a swimming pool at Boma in the western district of Mbarara. The officer in charge of criminal investigation in Mbarara Taban Kibwiga has identified the deceased as Mbuga , a 22 year old who went missing on Wednesday but the matter was   reported to police on Thursday.

He says the deceased cloth and wallet containing photos of his girl friend were taken to the police by a student of Bishop Stuart University. He says the body has been taken to Mbarara referral hospital for postmortem as they continue to investigate circumstances under which he died.