UACE 2018: 91 candidates’ results withheld as girls beat boys

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The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has Thursday released the 2018 Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) results.

UNEB has withheld results of 91 candidates (0.09% of the total candidates that sat) from 21 centres.

The most common forms of examination breaches have been external assistance, impersonation, substitutions of scripts. said Dan Odongo, UNEB Executive Secretary.

He said Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry were the most cheated subjects.

“Centre number U2804 allocated to Seesa High School, Kakungube is being withdrawn for gross violation of examination regulations both at UCE and UACE.”

Odongo said a total of 99,576 candidates registered for the UACE exams from 2,094 centres compared to 101,269 candidates from 1918 centres in 2017.

This is a decrease of 1,693 candidates (1.7%). A total of 41,296 female candidates registered for UACE in 2018 compared to 41,932 in 2017.

He said female candidates have performed better than their male counterparts in all levels.

The failure rate among female candidates is also lower at 0.8% than for all the male at 1.8%. This scenario is similar to that of 2017.

According to Odongo, History, Economics, Entrepreneurship Education, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Arts have shown better performance than in 2017.

Geography improved at the A-Pass level. CRE, Literature in English, Agriculture and Biology showed a decline.

Female candidates performed better than male counterparts at the principal level pass in Arts, Physics and Agriculture.

Male candidates were better in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology Art and General paper.

Good performance was exhibited by candidates from mainly the traditional government schools and some of the better established private schools.

Odongo said the candidates demonstrated adequate knowledge of the subject matter.

In sciences, there is evidence of teaching theoretically with very little practical experience given to candidates.

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