Girls doing better than boys according to 2014 Uganda exam results

4th March 2015 It’s a vote for girl power in Uganda as results from the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education show that female candidates generally performed better than male candidates for the 2014 exams. The exams showed an improvement in 2014, jumping to 98.4% from the 97.4% recorded in 2013.

About one hundred and nine thousand, eight hundred and ninety seven candidates wrote the exams. Boys were found to do better in science subjects while the girls performed better overall, coming up tops in History, Economics, Islam, Literature, General Paper and Subsidiary Mathematics.

An overall assessment showed that History was the best performed subject with over twenty thousand candidates scoring principal passes A, followed by mathematics and then Chemistry in 3rd place.

Mathematics subsidiary, Agriculture, Biology and ICT subsidiary were the least favoured subjects, with less than 50% of pupils passing.

The Executive Secretary of Uganda National Examinations Board Mathew Bukenya, speaking on the exams, noted that while quite a good number of candidates showed the level of maturity expected of them, majority lacked knowledge, communication skills and the ability to critically analyse issues and come out with workable solutions.

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