The released UCE results indicate that almost 60% of the candidates were unable to demonstrate the minimum competency required to be graded with the performance in math and sciences registering poor performance. Releasing the results today, UNEB executive secretary, Mathew Bukenya states that boys performed better that girls over all with girls excelling in humanities and English language noting that results of 2060 candidates from 41 centers across the country have been withheld due to malpractice.
The chairperson of the UNEB board is tasking the ministry to look into the issues causing students to fail sciences and MTC if the performance is to improve. However, on receiving the results the education minister Jessica Alupo reminded teachers to put maximum emphasis on areas that have continued to register poor performance as she decries that increasing numbers of absenteeism of candidates during examination time and also directed UNEB to counsel all center numbers of schools that have been caught in acts of exam malpractice
Top performing districts in UCE 201 6
Some of Worst performing districts in UCE 2016 include
first grade total number sat
Nakapiripit 3 21
With the country now experiencing poor performance in science subjects and a shortage of science teachers, the education ministry is now soon embarking on a massive programmee to recruit science teachers to fix the gap the sector is facing now. According to the education minister, Jessica Alupo the country now requires 4000 science teachers to fix the gap with the recruitment exercise soon starting. The minister has also given serious clarity on the adjustment of next term saying there will be extended to compensate for the lost time.
First term will now kick off on 22nd February after polls.