By Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante
Finally, UNEB has released the UACE results today on Friday 3rd /03/2023 at the Prime Minister’s office in Kampala.
The results show that female candidates have beat their male counterparts in the 2022 Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE), a trend that has been observed for the last four consecutive years.
According to the executive director of Uganda National Examination Board, Daniel Odongo, out of the 96,557 candidates who sat for the examinations only 40,219 were females and 56,023 were males.
According to Odongo, female candidates proportionally performed better than their male counterparts despite their candidature being fewer than that of their counterparts (males).
He says that the percentage of passes at the upper level of 3 and 2 principal passes are higher, while the percentage of passes at the lower level and failure rate among girls are lower than boys.
Unlike at UCE and PLE where boys beat girls but the trend has been consistent at A ‘Level where girls beat their male counterparts for the last four consecutive years.