The Uganda National Examinations Board [UNEB] has Thursday released results for students who sat for Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education [UACE] in 2019.
UNEB Chairperson Prof Mary Okwakol in her opening remarks said the results indicate that there is a better performance in 2019 than that of 2018.
“However, entry for science subjects are quite low,” she noted while releasing the results at the Office of the Prime Minister [OPM] auditorium in Kampala.
The chief guest is First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Janet Kataaha Museveni.
Prof Okwakol said Biology continues to be a cause of concern.
She said only 30% registered for mathematics and only 10% registered for science subjects.
In the last 4 years, less than 50% of the candidates obtained passes at principle level.
She said the 2019 UACE examinations were conducted well.
“The board introduced new measures to enhance the accuracy of data capture. Each data set of every candidate was captured twice to eliminate discrepancy.”
She said results of 126 students were withheld on suspicion of malpractice.
A total of 104,000 students registered to sit for the 2019 exams from 1,900 centres.