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Dan Odongo, the UNEB executive director

2023 UACE Results Released

During the event, Prof. Celestino Obua, the chairperson of UNEB, said that entries for Sciences at UÁCE continue to be lower than for Humanities.
posted onMarch 7, 2024
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The Ministry of Education and Sports released 2023 UACE results on Thursday, March 7 at State House Nakasero.

During the event, Prof. Celestino Obua, the chairperson of UNEB, said that entries for Sciences at UÁCE continue to be lower than for Humanities.

"It is gratifying though. that the numbers are going up. Honourable Minister the performance of the candidates has improved especially at the upper level of candidates obtaining 3 Principal passes," said Prof. Obua. "We note that, once again. female candidates have performed better, proportionally, than males at all levels and have shown a lower failure rate. Even at individual subject levels, they have shown better performance. However, we continue to see a low percentage of female Candidates at this level offering Mathematics and Science combinations. The paradox, Honourable Minister. is that the girls who offer STEM subjects perform well, if not better than the boys. Why then do the girls shy away from these subjects?"

Dan Odongo, the UNEB executive director, noted that a total of 110,553 candidates registered for the 2023 UACE examination from 2,102 centres compared to 97,890 candidates from 1,969 centres in 2022.

According to Odongo, this is an increase of 12,663 candidates (12.9%).

"Of these, 47,226 (42.7%) were females and 63,339 (57.3%) were males," he said. "Candidates who appeared for the examination were 109,488, compared to 96,557 in 2022, an increase of 12,931 candidates (13.4%). Of these, 46,860 (42.8%) were females and 62,628 (57.2%) were males. At this level, the number of female."

According to Odongo, 73.7% of the candidates qualify for university admission.

"University admissions to degree courses have, up to date, been considering 2 Principal level passes as the minimum requirement. If this consideration is maintained, 80,643 (73.7%) qualify to be admitted, compared to 67,815 (70.3%) in 2022," he said. "This is consistent with the fact that there was better overall performance and a significant increase in entries for the examination in 2023. In cases where one Principal and two Subsidiary pass levels are considered for admission to other tertiary institutions, 90.7%% of the candidates will qualify. This is better when compared to 2022 with 89.3%."

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