2019 UACE: Over 1,400 candidates to repeat senior six

At least 1,433 candidates have been ordered to repeat senior six after they failed to obtain any principle pass in last year’s Uganda Advanced Certificate of Examination (UACE), according to the results released today (Thursday).

While releasing the exam results at the Office of the President in Kampala, the Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) executive secretary, Mr. Daniel Odongo said that out of the 103,301 candidates who sat for the exams, 101,868 have been able to obtain a principal pass during the exams.

“A total of 1,433 candidates have not been able to obtain any principle pass, hence they obtained F and are supposed to repeat,” he said.

UNEB executive secretary Mr Daniel Odongo. FILE PHOTO

According to the results, a total of 38,737 obtained three principle passes, 26,986 have obtained two principal passes and 23,327 have obtained one principle pass while a total of 12,828 have obtained a subsidiary.

However, Mr. Odongo said on Thursday that an analysis of the overall candidate’s performance in the examination shows that a very high percentage of candidates (98.6) qualified for an award of UACE.

According to him, the failure rate is 1.4 percent similar to that of 2018.

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Lukwago Joseph grew up in a newspaper family, and rumor has it that instead of playing the guitar in his infancy, his parents put a reporter’s notebook and a pen next to him shortly after he turned born eight years. Before becoming editor of UGANDANZ, Lukwago was a parliament news editor for WBS TV. He joined UGANDANZ in July 2018, A few months after the company launched. Lukwago also spent five years as a freelance reporter, where he covered reporting for the highest bidder, intelligence, foreign policy, and Ugandan police. Lukwago graduated from Makerere University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism and worked on his college newspaper.