UCE2023: Girls Out Shine Boys in English language

According to Dan Odongo, the Executive Director of UNEB, the candidature increased by 15,008 (4.3%) from 349,459 in 2022 to 364, 469 in 2023.

Feb 15, 2024 - 17:21
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UCE2023: Girls Out Shine Boys in English language

UCE2023: Girls Out Shine Boys in English language 

By RadioQfm Editorial 

 

The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has released the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) results for the year 2023.

According to Dan Odongo, the Executive Director of UNEB, the candidature increased by 15,008 (4.3%) from 349,459 in 2022 to 364, 469 in 2023. 

"Male candidates registered were 180,471 (49.5%) whiles females were 183,198 (50.5%). There were 3,527 more females than males who registered for the UCE 2023.

Odongo also noted that candidates sat from 3808 examination centers with 118,633 (32.5%) candidates registering under the universal Secondary Education scheme.

Mr. Odongo Dan noted that the girls performed better than boys in the English language.

He also revealed that the trend in the disparity in performance of the male and female candidates has been observed over the years.

“Female candidates performed better than males in English. In the other subjects, males performed better, with the differences being very significant in History, Geography, Sciences and Commerce. In Chemistry, however, the male candidates show better performance in the higher grades but, overall, a slightly higher percentage of females obtained at least a Pass. This trend in the disparity in the performance of male and female candidates has been observed over the years,” Mr Odong said.

Odong however cited a reduction in exam malpractice although most of those reported for this exam were external assistance given in the examination rooms and affecting mostly Physics and Chemistry practicals as well as Mathematics noting that the affected schools will be notified through their specific portals.

UCE 2023 results were released on Thursday at State Lodge, Nakasero, in a function presided over by the Minister for Education and Sports, Janet Kataha Museveni. Senior five will begin on March 1, 2024.

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