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How Male & Female Candidates Performed Per Subject in 2020 UACE

Assessment body Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) has released results of the 2020 Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) examinations at State House Nakasero in Kampala.

According to Uneb executive secretary Dan Odongo, Ninety eight thousand three hundred ninety two (98,392) candidates registered for the 2020 UACE examination from 1,952 centres compared to 104,476 candidates from 2,094 centres in 2019. This is a decrease of 6,084 candidates.

Forty one thousand, one hundred ninety (41,190) female candidates registered for UACE in 2020 compared to 43,625 in 2019. Females constituted 41.9% of the total number of candidates who took the examination in 2020.

There is overall improvement in all the subjects apart from Literature in English. Although there is a drop in the number of candidates registered this year, entries for the Science subjects and Mathematics increased significantly compared to entries for 2019. Entries for Sciences are, however, much lower than for the Arts subjects.

According to the results, female candidates although fewer, performed better than their male counterparts did.

In terms of percentages, female candidates performed better than their male counterparts at the principal level pass (A-E) in Arts (Humanities), Mathematics and Physics.

Male candidates performed better in Agriculture, Chemistry, Biology, Art, and General Paper.

Female entries for the Sciences and Mathematics have remained far lower than that of the males.

Only 26.7% sat for Mathematics, 6.9% for Physics, 13.2% for Chemistry; and 12.3% for Biology.

Pearl Times Reporter
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