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BREAKING NEWS: UNEB Releases UACE 2023 Results, See How To Check Results

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In a highly anticipated announcement, the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has unveiled the results of the 2023 Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) examinations, revealing notable trends in candidate performance and university qualifications.

According to UNEB Executive Director, Dan Odongo, a total of 110,553 candidates registered for the 2023 UACE examination across 2,102 centers, marking a significant increase of 12,663 candidates (12.9%) compared to the previous year. The gender distribution among candidates showed 42.7% females and 57.3% males, indicating a slightly higher male enrollment.

Of the total candidates who appeared for the examination, 46,860 were females and 62,628 were males, with females accounting for 42.8% of the total. Despite the lower number of female candidates, the performance indicators revealed that proportionally, females outperformed their male counterparts, particularly in upper-level passes.

In terms of subject performance, Mathematics and the Sciences witnessed a gradual increase in candidate enrollment, with Mathematics showing the most promising growth trajectory. However, overall enrollment in these subjects remained below half of the total candidature, reflecting persistently low pass rates in the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations.

A notable highlight from the results was the increase in the percentage of candidates qualifying for university admission, reaching 73.7% compared to 70.3% in the previous year. This uptick in university qualifications is attributed to better overall performance and a significant increase in examination entries in 2023.

Mr. Odongo emphasized that 80,643 candidates (73.7%) meet the minimum requirement of 2 principal level passes for admission to degree courses, marking a substantial improvement from the previous year’s figures. Additionally, 90.7% of candidates qualify for admission to other tertiary institutions with one principal and two subsidiary pass levels.

Meanwhile, UNEB has provided convenient access to UACE results via SMS, allowing candidates to retrieve their results directly on their mobile phones by sending their full index number to 6600. This service, available across all mobile telecom networks, offers accessibility at a nominal fee of UGX 500 per SMS.

The release of the UACE 2023 results marks a significant milestone for candidates and the education sector at large, providing valuable insights into academic achievements and prospects for higher education. As candidates celebrate their successes and contemplate future endeavors, stakeholders continue to emphasize the importance of maintaining educational standards and fostering an environment conducive to academic excellence.

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