today's Pick
S6 results: History, Art best performed subjects
Publish Date: Mar 27, 2014
S6 results: History, Art best performed subjects
(L-R) Kayima Usama 18 points and Kevin Kivumbi 17 points of Hawa Secondary school Wakiso celebrate. PHOTO/ LILLIAN BABIRYE
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Vision reporters

At least 97% of candidates who sat for the 2013 Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) exams passed, the results released on Thursday.

A total of 111,456 candidates sat for the exams, compared to 109,974 students in 2012, an increase of by 4% (4,406 candidates). The overall performance rate was about the same percentage as in 2012.

Females performed better than males at A’Level in History, Economics, Islamic Religious Education, Christian Religious Education, geography, Literature in English and Mathematics.

Male candidates performed better than female counterparts in science subjects.

Exams for 34 candidates have been withheld due to malpractices, a sharp improvement from 404 culprits in 2012.

A total of 61,479 candidates (53.8) are eligible for admission to university on a 2 principal pass requirement while 77.8% (88,975) will qualify for admission on a I principal pass level.

Improvement in performance at principal pass level was in Economics CRE, IRE, Physics, Agriculture and Chemistry. Drops in performance are seen in Entrepreneurship, Literature and Biology.

Except in chemistry, nearly 50% of the candidates who did science subjects were unable to obtain a principal pass.

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Kampala stripper protester charged with indecent assault
A woman who caused public uproar when she appeared to flash her privates at arresting police officers who were taking opposition figure Ingrid Turinawe into custody has been charged with inciting violence...
The Commercial Court has summoned Brig. Henry Tumukunde to defend himself on allegations of land grabbing....
S. Sudan gov
South Sudanese troops are back in full control of the strategic northern oil town of Malakal, the government claimed Monday....
Mother abandons her kids to join IS
A Sydney mother has abandoned her two children and fled to Syria for a new life under the Islamic State group....
Rwanda
Rwanda’s second largest political party, Parti Social Démocrate (PSD), has backed the removal of term limits for elected political leaders in the country’s constitution....
More than 430 dead in India heatwave
More than 430 people have died in two Indian states from a days-long heatwave....
Should graduated tax be revived?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter