UCE 2019 Results: Boys Outperform Girls

On Friday the Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni released 2019 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) Results at the office of the President in Kampala.

The results indicated a better performance by boys than their female counterparts.

For males, the results showed that 9.9% were in Division One, 19.6% in Division Two, 24.9% in Division Three, 39.7% in Division Four and 6.8% failed.

For females, 6.8% were in Division 1, 15.5% were in Division 2, 22.5% in Division 3, 46.3% in Division 4 and 8.8% failed.

However, the UNEB Executive Secretary Dan Odong says female candidates performed better than their male counterparts in English language.

“Female candidates performed better than males in English language. In other large entry subjects, male candidates show better performance with the differences more marked in Mathematics and Sciences.”

“The level of performance of females in Sciences especially physics and chemistry is quite low with nearly 60% unable to get a pass 8,” said Odong.

Overall improvement in performance is in Biology, Geography, Agriculture, Chemistry and Fine Art. However, English language, History and Commerce had a significant drop.


Candidature increased by 2,285 (0.7%) from 335,435 in 2018 to 337,720.

Of those, 144,256 (42.7%) were from Universal Secondary Education (USE) schools.

The number of registered female candidates for the first time surpassed the number of males.

However, 333,060 candidates appeared for examinations last year compared to 330,721 candidates in 2018.

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