The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) released the Uganda Advanced
Examinations Results (UACE) on Feb. 26 at the statistics house offices in Kampala.
The results were handed over to Jessica Alupo the Minister of Education and Sports by Mathew Bukenya the UNEB executive secretary who said the candidates performed well.
Alupo said that there has been a great improvement in performance by the candidates in 2012.
Statistics indicate that of 111,456 candidates who registered for the examinations in 2012, 109,974 candidates sat for the exams. Of this number, 99.3% qualify for the UACE award compared to 99.2% in 2011 and this shows that the performance improved slightly.
It was noted that girls performed better than the boys in most art subjects while boys got higher principle passes.
Alupo said that there was a great improvement in the performance of the girls and fewer cases of malpractice compared to 2011.
She urged schools to encourage students to take science subjects since they are of value to our nation Uganda.
Fagil Mandy the UNEB boss advised teachers to work hand in hand with parents to see to it that students perform well at national examinations.
School Head teachers will pick the results at the UNEB offices in Ntinda at 2pm and no individual results will be issued. Parents and students may also access their results on phone by sending their index numbers to 6600.