In a function presided over by the First lady and Minister of Education and sports, Janet Museveni Kataha, UNEB has has released the UCE results of the 2020 candidates.
“I appreciate the parents, guardians, and teachers among others who made it possible despite the difficulties brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“For those who were not as successful as you expected from your UCE exams stay strong,” Janet Museveni said.
“l encourage you not to lose hope. As long as you are healthy, God will make a way for you through which your life goals can be pursued do not give up,” she added.
According to the UNEB Executive secretary, Dan Odongo, there was an overall improvement in all subjects.
“There is an overall improvement in performance in the large entry subjects except in Geography, Chemistry and Biology, although Biology showed a slight improvement at the Distinction 2 level” Odongo said.
“Worth noting with concern is the overall pass levels for Science subjects where nearly half of the candidates have not achieved the minimum Pass 8 level. Chemistry remains the worst done subject,” he added.
2020 UCE numbers reduced
According to UNEB, candidature decreased by 4,324 (-1.3%) from 337,720 in 2019 to 333,396. Of these, 148,128 (44.4%) were USE beneficiaries.
The number of male candidates registered is 166,744 (50.01%) and that of females is 166,652 (49.99%).
The difference is only 92 more males than females. In 2019, the number of females had surpassed that of the males by 398.
In 2020, 330,592 candidates (165,251 males and 165,341 females) appeared for the examination compared to 333,060 candidates who appeared for the examination in 2019.
This is a decrease of 2,468 (-0.7%) candidates. The number of females who sat was more than that of males by 90 candidates.