By Peter Ssebulime
The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) on Thursday morning handed over results of the 2019 Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) results to the Minister for Education and Sports First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni.
The results were handed to the Minister by Prof. Mary Okwakol, the UNEB Chairperson, who said that there were no leakages and that the 2019 UACE examinations were conducted well.
“The board introduced new measures to enhance the accuracy of data capture. Each data set of every candidate was captured twice to eliminate discrepancy,” Prof. Okwakol said.
She also noted that there is better performance in 2019 compared to 2018, although she revealed that entries for science candidates are still quite low. This is because only 30% registered for mathematics and only 10% registered for science subjects.
A total of 104,476 candidates registered for the examinations from 2,298 centres compared to 99,516 candidates from 2,094 centres in 2018.
History, CRE, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics, Agriculture and Biology have shown better performance than in 2018. However, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Geography and chemistry showed a decline.
The best UACE 2019 dyslexic candidate is Christine Mugisha Ahabwe from Gayaza High School who scored A, E, B in History, Economics and Literature respectively, and subsidiary passes in General paper and computer studies.