By Keefa Nuwahereza
The Uganda National Examinations Board has today Friday morning released the 2019 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) results, during a ceremony held at the Prime Minister’s office.
First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni, who is also the minister for Education and Sports, presided over the ceremony held at the Office of the President in Kampala, during which UNEB Chairperson Prof. Mary Okwakol and Executive Secretary Dan Odongo handed over the results to her.
According to Odongo, out of the 337,697 candidates who sat for the final exams, 168,639 were male and 169,058 female at 3,531 centres. For the first time in history, more girls registered for last year’s exams than boys.
Prof. Okwakol said the exams were conducted smoothly, free from leakages and cases of malpractices had reduced compared to 2018.
She noted that “Overall performance in the UCE 2019 examinations was better than that of the previous year. It improved from 87.2 per cent in 2018 to 92.2 per cent.”
Odongo said that “Overall performance improved compared to last year. Candidates increased by 2285 which is equivalent to 0.7% from 335435 in 2018 to 337720.”
He revealed that out of the total number of candidates 144256 were beneficiaries of the Universal Secondary Education (USE) government programme.
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