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UNEB releases 2013 UCE results

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Minister for Education Jessica Alupo and the state minister for Higher Education John C.Muyingo.

Uganda National Examinations Board released UCE results with notable examination malpractice in science subjects. A total of 289,012 students sat for the examinations marking a 10% increment compared to the 262,987 who sat last year. The Minister of Education Jessica Alupo attributed this to Universal Secondary Education (USE) which has boosted numbers in many rural areas.

As tradition has always had it, boys performed better than girls and the girls scored better marks in English and literature. Of all the candidates who sat for the exams, only 20,001(7%) passed in Division 1 including one inmate of Luzira Upper Prison where 34 candidates sat for the examination, 43,893(15.3%) passed in Division 2 and a whooping 25,229(8.8%) failed the examination subsequently finding themselves in Division 9.


There was a general improvement in large entry subjects such as Christian Religious Education, Islamic Religious Education, History and Biology.  However performance in core science subjects like Chemistry took a dip with nearly 50% of the candidates failing to understand its basic concepts.

UNEB Chairman Fagil Mandy attributed the poor performance in some subjects to poor training of teachers whom he said are not equipped to respond to the demands of education. He also cited the lack of refresher courses in the sector. “We want to emphasize originality of thought and critical thinking,” he said. “Some of our teachers don’t have the capacity to teach composition writing,” Mandy lamented.

During last year’s examinations, there was notable malpractice especially external assistance by exam supervisors and also bribery from heads of examination centres.  Fagil Mandy said UNEB would summon the culprits including the candidates whose results were withheld for questioning as required by law.

Comments (8)Add Comment
written by eddie, February 25, 2014
Dc z royalty disappointing
written by Nyeko Patrick, February 27, 2014
i really lyk the release ov uce results. when will the uace results be released
written by mukungu samuel, March 16, 2014
i heard a contradict of the subsidiary subjects,ie sub math and computer, tell me same thing about that
written by mwanje Arnold, March 17, 2014
when are the form six exams out
written by ANGUZU DENIS, March 27, 2014
well done UNEB
written by MWESIGWA ARTHUR PETER, April 07, 2014
its good that you are doing but as a student in for six you had better reduced the principle subjects that our followers are to do thanks!
written by SEMUJJU SHARIF, July 03, 2015
ya holidaysmust be extended
written by NADIA ISLAM TEDOLDI, July 03, 2015
Exams shud thoroughly be checked before publishing the results

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