The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has released results for the 2020 Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) examinations.
The ceremony held at State House Nakasero was presided over by the Minister for Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni.
According to UNEB, a total of 68,013 candidates (69.8%) qualify for the minimum two principal passes required for University admission, which is 2,290 more than 2019.
Despite the fact that fewer female candidates sat for the exams, females out-shined their male counterparts in principal pass level.
“The percentage passes at the upper levels of 3 principle passes and 2 principle passes is higher for females while their percentage at lower levels and failure rate is lower than that of the males,” said the UNEB Executive Secretary, Dan Odongo.
Odongo further revealed that girls outperformed the boys by grading from A to E in the Arts subjects. The females were also better in Maths and Physics while the males only performed better in Agriculture, Chemistry, Art and General Paper.
This year’s performance is generally better than 2019’s. An analysis of the overall candidates’ performance in the examination shows that a very high percentage of candidates (99.2%) qualified for the award of the UACE more than the 98.6% for 2019.