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Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) Executive Director Dan Odongo

2023 UCE Results Released

posted onFebruary 15, 2024

Results for the 2023 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) were released on Thursday, February 15 at State House in Nakasero, Kampala.

The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) Executive Director Dan Odongo noted that candidature increased by 15,008 (4.3%) from 349,459, in 2022 to 364,469 in 2023.

The candidates sat from 3,808 examination centers.

Of these candidates, 118,633 (32.5%) were Universal Secondary Education (USE) beneficiaries. The number of male candidates registered was 180,471 (49.5%) and that of females was 183,998 (50.5%).

According to the executive director, performance in the 2023 examination is significantly better than that of 2022.

The failure rate has also dropped by 0.5 percent, according to Odongo, who explained that 329,939 (95.9%) of the learners who presented themselves for the 2023 examination can progress to the post-UCE level.

According to the executive director, female candidates performed better than males in the English Language. In the other subjects, males perform better, with the differences being very significant in History, Geography, Science subjects, and Commerce.

In Chemistry, however, the male candidates show better performance in the higher grades but, overall, a slightly higher percentage of females obtained at least a Pass. This trend in the disparity in the performance of male and female candidates has been observed over the years.

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