UACE: girls beat boys as 65,723 qualify for university

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Uneb executive secretary Dan Odongo

Uganda National Examinations Board [UNEB] says female candidates performed better than their male counterparts at all levels in the 2019 Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education [UACE] also called Senior Six [S.6] exams.

UNEB Executive Secretary, Dan N. Odongo, while giving the statement of release at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kampala, said female candidates performed better than their male candidates at all levels.

“The failure rate among females is also lower (0.9%) than males (1.7%),” Odongo noted.

A total of 43625 female candidates registered for UACE in 2019 compared to 41296 in 2019.

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Females constituted 41.8% of the total number of the candidates who took the examination in 2019.

According to Odongo, the minimum two principle level required University admission, 65,723 candidates (63.6%) qualify.

Odongo said History, CRE, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics, Agriculture and Biology have shown better performance than in 2018.

However, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Geography and chemistry showed a decline.

He said registration fees have remained the same as for 2019 that is Shs 34,000 for PLE, Shs 164,000 for UCE and Shs 186,000 for UACE.

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