Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) yesterday released the 2016 Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) results indicating an improvement in performance compared to the previous year.
The results also showed a shift in trend with girls attaining better grades at all levels than boys which hasn’t been the case previously.
A total of 104,243 candidates registered for UACE examinations in 2016, an increase of 2.9% from the number that registered in 2015.
However, only 102,858 finally sat for the examinations implying that 1,385 did not sit for the papers.
Fewer female candidates (442) were absent compared to 1,015 males who did not turn up for examinations.
Overall, the 2016 performance pointed to an improvement. A total of 39,797 candidates (38.7%) got 3 principal passes compared to 29.8% in 2015. Those who attained 2 Principal Passes were 27,831 (27.1%) slightly more than the 26.9% in 2015.