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UNEB Releases 2019 UACE Results


The number of candidates that opted to sit for Science related combinations at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Examinations (UACE) remains low according to results released today at the Auditorium located at the Office of the President.

According to Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) data, only 10 percent of the total number of candidature sat for Science related subjects.

30 percent sat for Mathematics, 10.9 percent did Physics while 16.2 percent sat for Chemistry.

The number of candidates who sat for Biology increased from 13.3 percent in 2018 to 14.0 percent in 2019.

In 2018, the number of candidates who sat for the examinations were also low with 9.8 percent of the candidates sitting for Science related combinations.

According to UNEB, the performance of candidates in the 2019 examination cycles improved for the subjects of History, Christian Religious Education, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics, Agriculture and Biology.

The subjects showed an increase in the number of distinctions by 5 percent compared to 2018.

The female candidates passed better than their male counterparts in Mathematics, Physics and Agriculture.  Male candidates performed better then girls in Chemistry, Biology, Art and General Paper.

Data from UNEB shows that 38,737 candidates passed with 3 principals passes compared to 36,656 in 2018.

A total of 103,429 candidates sat for last year’s examinations.  1,047 candidates did not sit for last year’s examinations.

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