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New grading system to be used in 2016 as UACE 2015 results released


UACE  results for 2015 have been released by UNEB. These show female candidates performing better than male candidates. The results indicate that 99847 sat the examinations and females performed better than male in Arts subjects and the later performed better in sciences subjects.

13,484 female candidates got 3 pass level (3p) compared to 16230 boys .
11457 girls got 2p  in comparison with 15350 boys .

Female candidates performed better than males in History, Economics, Religius Education, Geography, Literature in English and males had better performance in sciences. Results of 16 schools are canceled due to external assistance and these include Creamland SS Mbarara(05), Luyanzi college –Bweyogere(22), Mbale Comprehensive High school(89), Namungoona Salaf school(10), St.Kizito High school –Bethany(28), Wagwa High school(07), Majorina college Mulawa(16), St.Peter’s SS katukura(12), Onwards and Upwards SS –Buloba (17), Uplanda High school –Mutundwe(06), Budinse Memorial school(07), Irma Pfeirffer Bweya High school (10), St.Balikudembe SS Lwabenge (09), Magale Royal Intergrated SS (05) and Bukandula college – Gomba (20).

The minister of education Jesca Alupo calls the education stakeholders to find a way of eliminating examination malpractice. She also calls on the universities to equip learners with  science skills so that they do not b job seekers but job creators. She warned head teachers to ensure that the syllabus is covered by teachers so as students sit their examination with all required knowledge.

The Ministry of Education says it is coming up with a new grading system in 2016 to enable students build a higher degree of competence compared to how it has been. Speaking at the release of the 2015 Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education Examinations results at the UMA show ground in Lugogo, Education Minister Jessica Alupo says the previous grading system has been based on the performance of students leaving out certain elements. She explains that the new grading system will focus more on how competent the student is in the various disciplines so as to produce students that are ready for the job market.

While releasing the exam results, the Outgoing UNEB Executive Secretary Mathew Bukenya says the number of students that have qualified for the UACE certificate have this time increased from 97.4% in 2014 to 97.8% in 2015. Bukenya has told journalists that results for 279 candidates have been withheld after they were suspected to have cheated.

The districts which had the best performing schools include, Butambala with 45.3%, Mukono 44%, Wakiso 39%, Hoima 39%, Kalungu 36.2%, Bushenyi 36.2%, Rubirizi 34.6%, Kampala 34%, Buikwe 33.8%, Mityana 33.3%, Kirandongo 33.2%, Ibanda 32.9%, MASAKA 32.8%, Mpigi 32.5%, Luwero 32.4 %, Ntungamo 31.4%, Rukungiri 30.5%, Nakaseke 30%, Gomba 30%

IN BUSOGA region
Kaliro 28.4%, Byende 13%, Mayuge 15.7%, Bugiri 11.2%, Iganga 24%, Jinja 25.4%, Kamuli 16%, Namutumba 24%, Luuka 15.1%, Namayingo 19.2% among others.
Some of other districts
Amuria 4.3%, Soroti 18.4%, Serere 11.5%, Nebbi 6.2%, Kumi 11.3%, Kitgum 17.7%, Bukedea 13.3%, Tororo 18.9%, Sironko 9.6%, Pallisa 8%, Moyo 9.6%, Kaberamaido 10.3%, Lira 17.9%, Mbale 15.6%, Kapchorwa 18.2%, Busia 16.3%, Arua 9.3%, Kasese 18.4%, Apac 14.8%, Katakwi 7.3%, Moroto 10%, Koboko 6.8%, Dokolo 3%, Oyam 12.1%.

Some schools in western include,
Buhweju 17.1%, Isingiri 14.4%, Kamwenge 16.7%, anungu 19.9%, Kabala 22.4%, Sheema 24%, and Mitooma 28%

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