The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has registered a better performance of students who sat for the 2018 Uganda advanced certificate of education (UACE).
Releasing the examination results at the Office of the President in Kampala on Thursday, the UNEB executive secretary, Mr Daniel Odongo said that out of the 98,524 students who sat for the 2018 exams, at least 95,839 have qualified for the award of the UACE.
According to the results, 36,656 students have passed with three Principal passes; about 26,467 have been able to attain two principal passes, 20,413 with one principal pass while 12,303 have attained one subsidiary.
A total of 1,489 students have failed after attaining F-grade in last year’s exams and therefore have to resit UACE. In 2017, a total of 1,141 failed the exams.
Mr Odongo said that female candidates performed better than their male counterparts at the principal level pass in Arts, Physics and Agriculture. Male candidates were better in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology Art and General paper.
“History, Economics, Entrepreneurship Education, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Arts have shown better performance than in 2017. Geography improved at the A-Pass level. CRE, Literature in English, Agriculture and Biology showed a decline,” Mr Odongo said.
According to him, good performance was exhibited by candidates from mainly the traditional government schools and some of the better established private schools.
“These candidates demonstrated adequate knowledge of the subject matter,” he said.
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