If you’ve just come to the site today, the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) earlier today morning released the results of the 2019 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) in the company of the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni at the President’s Office.
While releasing the results, UNEB officials including the Executive Secretary and the Board Chairperson Prof Mary Okwakol, affirmed that boys, this year, performed better than girls at all the higher grades from division one to division three.
The breakdown of the percentage pass indicated that 9.9 percent of boys that sat the exams last year in November passed in division one, 19.6 percent passed in division two and 24.9 passed in division three. Their counterparts of the fairer sex had 6.8 percent pass in division one, 15.5 percent in division two and 22.5 percent in division three.
The UNEB Executive Secretary Dan Odong cited inadequate coverage of the syllabi and language deficiency as some of the areas that need improvement in the schools to realise better performance in the years to come.
“We have noticed that teachers rush students through the syllabus so that they can have a whole year for revision which is wrong. In addition teachers teach at weird hours like 6am in morning and late in the evening and over assess learners with homework and tests which leave them with very little time to study,” Minister Janet Museveni said in her address before the release of the results.