The Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) examination results for 2017 have been released. The results released by Uganda National Examination’s Board (UNEB) indicate that female candidates have performed better than males.
Mr Daniel Odongo, the UNEB executive secretary says a total of 101,269 candidates registered for UACE in 2017 examinations compared to 104,243 who registered in 2016. This shows a decline of 2,974 candidates.
Out of 101269 candidates who registered for the 2017 UACE Examination, only 100,066 turned up for the examinations.
According to the results released, 98.5% of 101,269 candidates qualified for the award of UACE, including candidates who obtained at least one subsidiary level pass in a subject at principal level.
A total of 60,941 (60.7%) candidates obtained 2 principal passes, a minimum qualification for one to be admitted for a degree or diploma course.
Odongo says females candidates performed better than males, with higher number of candidates scoring 3 principle passes.
The failure rate for females was at 0.7% while that of males was at 1.5%.