UNEB has released results for Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) today. Boys performed better than girls in the 2017 UCE examination although girls performed better than boys in English subject.
A total of 326,212 candidates sat 2017 UCE examination of these 151848 (46.5%) were Universal Secondary best schools in uganda beneficiaries. Non-USE candidates performed better that their USE counterparts. UNEB said that it registered a reduction in failure rate from 13% in 2016 to 8.9% 2017, absenteeism of candidates dropped to below 2% . Overall performance by subject showed that physics remained the worst performed subject as it has been for some good years.
However, there was some improvement in performance of most of the subjects except English. More girls who registered for the examinations actually sat for them compared to the boys.