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HAPPENING NOW: Quick facts about UACE 2018 results

Dan Odongo the UNEB executive secretary.

KAMPALA – The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has Thursday Morning, February 28, released the 2018 Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) results.

The senior six results has been released at President’s Office, Kampala at 10 am.

State Minister for Higher Education, John Chrysostom Muyingo has presided.

UNEB has withheld results of 91 candidates from 21 centres. Most common forms of beaches have been external assistance, substitution of scripts and smuggling of unauthorised material, according to Dan Odongo the UNEB executive secretary.

98.6% of the candidates qualified for the award of Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education. To qualify, one needs to obtain at least a subsidiary pass in a principal level subject

Female candidates performed better than their male counterparts at all levels. The failure rate among females is lower (0.8%), than males (1.8%). The scenario is similar to that of 2017

63,123 candidates who sat for the exams qualify for University admission, with at least 2 principal passes.

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 – Dan Odongo.

Results indicate that there is better performance in 2018, than that of 2017, however entries for science subjects are quite low, according to Prof Mary Okwakol, the UNEB chairperson

Good performance were 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 – Dan Odongo

In sciences there is evidence of teaching theoretically with very little practical experience given to candidates – Dan Odongo.

Centre number U2804 allocated to Seesa High School, Kakungube is being withdrawn for gross violation of examination regulations both at UCE and UACE – Dan Odongo

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