By Ronald Kabuye
796 candidates have failed the examination for the nurses and midwivery out of the 6,767 candidates that sat from 67 centers in November last year.
This has been by Uganda Nurses and Midwifery Examination Board (UNMEB), at the official release of the examination at the office of the Prime Minister in kampala.
Accordingly 4,198 making 83.8%, passed the examination however only 62 candidates passed in first grade, 2,929 that’s 58.5% scored second grade and 1,207 that’s 24.1% passed in third grade, 796 that’s 15.9% failed the examinations and 13 were unable to sit for the examination despite registering them.
The executive secretary of UNMEB Helen Mukakarisa Kataratambi, said there is tremendous increment in the students sitting for the examination for the past three years to a tune of 1000 candidates.
4,837 girls that’s 71.4% and 1,930 boys that’s 28.6% sat for the exams last year.
Sister Kataratambi said that the 2017 performance is better than the 2016 which she attributed to good cooperation.
Meanwhile the state minister for higher education John Chrysostom Muyingo is concerned about the low number of students that enroll for mental health nursing yet the cases are on high increment, he has thus directed responsible body to find the cause so that solution is got together.
He also cautioned the Universities and tertiary institutions which enroll midwifery and nurses students for diploma and certificate that don’t subscribe to UNMEB to stop it since its the only responsible body in the country.