Today Friday Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) officially released results of 2022 Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) candidates attempted by 96,557 candidates across the country.

This event was at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kampala and presided over by the state minister for higher education John Muyingo.

Female candidates have beat their male counterparts in the 2022 UACE examinations, a trend that has been observed for the last four consecutive years.

According to Daniel Odongo the executive director of UNEB, out of the 96,557 candidates who sat for the examinations, 40,219 were females and 56,023 were males. The female candidates proportionally performed better than their male counterparts despite their candidature being fewer than that of their counterparts.

UNEB results released on Friday have showed that the percentage of passes at the upper level of 3 and 2 principal passes are higher while the percentage of passes at the lower level and failure rate among girls are lower than boys.

Different from at Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) and Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) where boys beat girls, the trend has been consistent at Advanced Level where girls have beat their male counterparts at A’level  for the last four consecutive years.

Over 113 UACE results withheld 

Uneb has withheld results of over 113 candidates who sat for the 2022 UACE. Releasing the results at the office of the president, Mr Odongo noted that examination malpractice at this level “remains low as compared to UCE and PLE.”

As stated by  Mr Odongo, the reported cases of examination irregularities were mainly of external assistance in Mathematics, Biology and Computer Studies .

In accordance with section 4 (3) of the Uneb Act 2021, the board will accord a fair hearing to the victims before passing final verdict, Mr Odongo assured,