The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has today morning released the 2022 Uganda Advanced Certificate of Examination (UACE) results.
A total of 97,889 candidates registered for the examination from 1, 969 Centres. Of the registered candidates, 42% were females while 58% were males.
The results indicate that 67,815 (70.3%) of 97,889 candidates who sat for the exams have attained the two principle passes that qualify them for progression to the university.
“An analysis of the overall performance in the examination shows that a very high percentage of candidates (99.2%) qualified for the award of the UACE, just as was in 2020,” said Dan Odongo, the UNEB Executive Secretary.
Ondongo further stated that, in terms of percentages, female candidates performed better than their male counterparts at the principal level pass (A-E) in Arts (humanities), mathematics, and physics. While male candidates were better in agriculture, chemistry, biology, art, and general paper.
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“Performance in biology has again dropped below the 2020 level, where it had risen. Examiners have attributed this to candidates having problems in questions on genetics, ecology, applications of biological concepts to the environment, classification, and their inability to deal with simple mathematical computations in Biology,” he said.
UNEB chairperson Prof Mary Okwakol said that the performance of the candidates has improved especially at the upper level of candidates obtaining three principal passes.
” At the other levels, the pass rates are comparable. As was the case in the 2020 examination, female candidates have proportionally (in terms of percentages) performed better than the males at all levels, and have shown a lower failure rate.
Even at individual subject levels, they have shown better performance,” she said.