According to statistics released by the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB), male candidates have outperformed their female counterparts in 2020 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations.
According to Dan Odongo, the UNEB Executive Secretary, female candidates performed better than their male counterparts in English language only. He added that in other large entry subjects, male candidates showed better performance with the differences more marked in mathematics and sciences.
Statistics further indicate that 14.3% of males passed in division one compared to 9.9% females.
While releasing the 2020 UCE exams at State House, Nakasero, the minister of Education, Janet Museveni revealed that the government has finalized plans to open 94 new secondary schools across the country.
“The NRM government is taking great strides in bringing an affordable and accessible public Secondary School to each sub-county that has none. By God’s grace, once the lockdown measures have been eased, my Ministry shall be ready to commission at least 95 brand new fully government-owned and complete Secondary Schools,” She said.
“These new Secondary Schools: fondly referred to as Seed Schools, are non-boarding Schools with a capacity for 400 students for both boys and girls,” she added.
The Minister further revealed that each of the schools is already staffed with 31 teaching staff, including the head teacher.