The 2014 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) results have been released by Ministry of Education and UNEB officials at Statistics House indicating a general improvement in the candidates’ performance.
Speaking at the release of the results, UNEB Secretary Mathew Bukenya said boys outshined the girls although the gap between female and male enrollment is closing.
A general improvement in performance has been registered in 2014 results compared to those in 2013 and the failure rate dropped from 8.8 percent to 6.6 percent.
Candidates performed best English and Humanities subjects; however Geography was performed poorly by most of the candidates.
The performance in Mathematics, Biology and Physics also dropped than in Chemistry, Agriculture, Art and Commerce where performance slightly improved.
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Female candidates performed better in English and boys performed better in other subjects.
It should be noted that 306,165 candidates appeared for the UCE 2014 compared to 299,012 in 2013. 47.81% females sat for the exams, which represents 146,366 of the total candidates.
The theme for 2014 exams was, “Team coordination, fairness and commitment to quality assessment”.
Among the number of candidates who registered for the exams, 336 special needs candidates registered, with some having low vision, the blind and deaf among others.
Some of the districts with the highest failure include, Namayingo, Bujiri, Bududa.