Female candidates performed better than Male counterparts in the just released 2020 UACE Examination results.
According to Mr. Daniel Nyekorach Odong the E.D Uganda National Examinations Board, girls had a bigger number of at least 2 principle passes than boys did.
A total of 98,392 candidates registered for the 2020 UACE examination from 1,952 centres compared to 104,476 candidates from 2,094 centres in 2019, a decline of 6,084 candidates.
Out of the total number of registered candidates, 97,084 actually sat for exams out of which 41,190 were female.
A total of 26,602 passed with at least two principle passes, 19,015 with 1 principle pass and 9,616 passed with 1 subsidiary.
796 candidates failed the exams, having not scored a single point. These are less than 1,433 who failed completely in 2019.
According to Odong, 99.2 % qualify for the award of UACE certificate but only 69.8 of these totaling to 68,013 qualify to join university after attaining more than two principle passes.
“The percentage passes at the upper levels (3P and 2P) are higher while percentage passes at lower levels and failure rate among female candidates are lower than for the males.
Female candidates scored more than their male counterparts at the principle level pass (A-E) in Arts, Mathematics and Physics. Male candidates performed better in Agriculture, Chemistry, Biology, Art and General Paper. An analysis of the overall candidates’ performance in the examination shows that a very high percentage of candidates (99.2%) qualified for the award of the UACE, more than t 98.6% of 2019. There is better overall performance than that of 2019,” Mr. Odongo stated during the release of the Examination results.