There has been a significant drop in the subjects of English, Commerce and History in the just released 2019 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) results.
This is despite a general improvement in the science subjects like Biology, Agriculture and Chemistry.
This was revealed by the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) Executive Secretary Mr Daniel Odongo in his remarks during the release of the 2019 UCE results.
Mr Odongo said that the failure of such subjects clearly indicates that teachers are not training students on how to handle and interpret questions, but rather just helping them pass without getting the real concept.
“By the time you fail English then how will you interpret questions in other subjects,” Mr Odongo.
“Females have performed better than Males in the English language.
This has always happened over the years.
However, the boys manage to make their way around in other subjects and beat the girls,” he added.