The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) and the Ministry of Education and Sports have today released the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) results for the year 2022 which is the third and last set of national examinations done annually.

Based on UNEB statistics, in the 2022 exams, a higher number qualified to join the university as compared to 2021.

The UNEB Executive Director Dan. N. Odong revealed while releasing the exams at the Office of Prime Minister (OPM), Friday morning that 67,815 (70.3%) students scooped the two principal passes required for university admission.

“At the minimum two principal passes required for university admission, 67,815 (70.3%) qualify compared to 69.8% in 2020,” said Odongo adding;” But in terms of numbers, this is slightly less than that of 2020, which was 68,013 candidates (69.8%).”

The Board registered a total of 97,889 candidates for the examination from 1, 969 Centers compared to 41,190 in 2020. Of the registered candidates, 42% were females while 58% were males.

Odongo further noted that performance in Biology has again dropped below the 2020 level where it had risen. Examiners have attributed this to candidates having problems in questions on Genetics, Ecology, and applications of biological concepts to the environment, and classification.

UNEB chairperson Prof Mary Okwakol said the performance of the candidates has improved especially at the upper level of candidates obtaining 3 Principal passes. At the other levels, the pass rates are comparable.

Female entries for the Sciences and Mathematics have remained lower than that of the males, consistent with the fact that overall female entry is lower than that of the males. Candidature was 29.6% for Mathematics, 6.1%% for Physics, 16.5% for Chemistry; and 15.9%% for Biology.

Meanwhile, State Minister for Higher Education, Hon. Dr. John Chrysostom Muyingo said absenteeism is still affecting the education system in Uganda and called upon headteachers to find solutions to this problem.

With the official release of the results, candidates can now get their results by via sms. Go to your phone and type in UACE, leave space, type full index Number, then send to 6600. Congratulations to you all.

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