UNEB releases 2023 UCE results

Posted on Feb 15, 2024
By LTAuthor


The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has released the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) results for the year 2023.

According to UNEB executive director Dan Odongo, the candidature increased by 15,008 (4.3%) from 349,459 in 2022 to 364, 469 in 2023. 

The candidates sat from 3808 examination centers of these candidates 118,633 (32.5%) were universal secondary education beneficiaries and the number of the male candidates registered was 180, 471 (49.5%) and that of female was 183,998 (50.5%).

Mr Dan Odongo noted that the girls performed better than boys in the English language.

He also revealed that the trend in the disparity in performance of the male and female candidates has been observed over the years.

“Female candidates performed better than males in English. In the other subjects, males performed better, with the differences being very significant in History, Geography, the Sciences and Commerce. In Chemistry, however, the male candidates show better performance in the higher grades but, overall, a slightly higher percentage of females obtained at least a Pass. This trend in the disparity in the performance of male and female candidates has been observed over the years,” Mr Odong said.

Odong however said, “Cases of examination malpractice have reduced. Most of those reported for this exam were external assistance given in the examination rooms and affecting mostly Physics and Chemistry practicals as well as Mathematics. The affected schools will be notified through their portals.”

The results were released on Thursday at State Lodge, Nakasero, in a function presided over by the Minister for Education and Sports, Janet Museveni.


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