KAMPALA – The results for the 2022 Uganda Certificate of Education Examination – UCE were released on Thursday at State House, Nakasero – marking an indication of an overall improved performance.
The function, which the Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataha Museveni presided over – heard that a total of 349,459 registered for the examination from 4,185 Examination Centres compared to 333,396 candidates that had registered for a similar exercise in the previous 2020 seating. This was an increase of 16,063 in candidature. 50.3% of the registered candidates were males, while 49.7% were females.
Uganda National Examination Board – Uneb revealed that more male candidates who sat for the Uganda Certificate of Education – UCE exams last year passed to go to the next class as compared to their female counterparts.
However, just like at Primary Leaving Examinations -PLE, boys once again performed better than their female counterpart, a trend that has been observed over time.
According to the results, 15.5 per cent of boys passed in division one compared to 11.5 females, 23.3 per cent of boys passed in division two compared to 21.0 per cent females.
At least 25.5 per cent of boys passed in division three compared to 25.8 per cent of females, 31.4 per cent of boys passed in division four compared to 37.0 per cent of girls while 4.3 per cent of boys failed compared to 4.7 per cent of females.
Eneb ED – Dan Odongo said that female candidates performed better than their male counterparts in English language while the boys performed better in chemistry.
He observed that candidature increased by 16,063 (4.8%) from 333,396 in 2020 to 349,459, in 2022 reversing the decrease of 4,324 (-1.3%) that had been witnessed in the previous examination.
Of these, 114,181 (32.7%) were USE beneficiaries. The number of male candidates registered is
175,768 (50.3%) and that of females is 173,691 (49.7%).
Here is the table showing the best 20 schools – based on percentage of how many candidates scored 8 in 8;
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