- July 30, 2021
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UNEB Releases 2020 UCE Results, Males Outcompete Females
The Uganda National Examinations Board has Friday afternoon released the 2020 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) results.
The ceremony held at State House Nakasero is presided over by the Minister for Education and Sports, Ms Janet Kataha Museveni, who is also the First Lady.
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.
The Male candidates have outperformed their female counterparts in the just-released 2020 Uganda Certificate of Education examinations.
According to the Uganda National Examinations board’s executive secretary, Dan Odongo in large entry subjects, male candidates showed better performance than females most especially in mathematics and sciences.
However, Odongo noted that females outcompeted males in the English language.
The results released today Friday at State House Nakasero show that 14.3 percent of males passed in division one compared to 9.9 percent females and 22.9 percent male candidates passed in second division compared to 19.4 percent female candidates.
The results also confirmed that at least 4.9 percent of males failed completely compared to 6.3 percent of females.