UNEB Releases 2018 UCE RESULTS

  • Posted on: 31 January 2019
  • By: sanyu-fm-news

The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has released the 2018 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) results showing significant improvement in critical subjects, particularly English and Physics.
The Chair of UNEB, Prof Mary Okwakol, says while girls performed better in English, the boys outperformed them in all other subjects examined.
Okwakol says UNEB will release detailed reports on areas of the curricula that need to be acted upon.

The Executive Secretary of UNEB, Daniel Odongo, says although 335,435 candidates registered for UCE examinations, 330,721 actually sat the examinations.
Of those who sat the exams, 152,278 were beneficiaries of Universal Secondary Education-USE
Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB has withheld the Uganda Certificate of Education-UCE results of unspecified number of candidates with fees balances in their former schools.
The UNEB Executive Secretary, Dan Odongo disclosed this during the release of the 2018 UCE examination results at Uganda Bureau of Statistics on Thursday afternoon.  
He explained that the examination body withheld the results of the fees defaulters at the request of their former schools.
According to Odongo, they took the drastic decision because some students never pay their school dues after receiving the results on phone, which leaves schools with financial losses.

A total of 330,721 candidates sat last year's UCE examination.  There was a decline in the number of candidates who passed in division one and two.  Only 27,696 candidates scored Division one compared to 31,338 in 2017.