Senior four results out Senior four results out | Uganda Talks Posted on February 8, 2011 by Administrator By Mubatsi Asinja Habati The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has released the 2010 Uganda Certification of Education (UCE) exam results. The results indicate an increase in the number of grades scored in the previous exams. The 2010 UCE candidates were the pioneer students of the government's Universal Primary and Secondary education programmes. Announcing the results, UNEB executive Secretary Mathew Bukenya said students who sat exams in 2010 generally performed better than those who sat the previous year. In terms of grading, a total of 18,709 passed in Division I while 42,455 passed in Division II, 62,355 in Division III and 117,937 in Division IV. This was an improved performance when compared to 16,205 students who passed in Division I and 39,401 students in Division II in 2009. Speaking at the release of results ceremony in Kampala, Namirembe Bitamazire, the minister of education and sports said the better results show the benefits of Universal Secondary Education in the country as more "young people are getting UCE certificates". Out of the 264,928 students who registered for the exam 4848 candidates did not sit for the exams and 241456 candidates passed the exams and qualified for the award of a UCE certificate. Of the total students who sat for the exam, 16,740 completely failed meaning they will not get an S.4 leavers' certificate. Meanwhile results of some1950 students have been withheld pending investigations in suspected examination malpractices. Schools from Masaka, Wakiso and Kampala are the most affected. Female candidates performed better in English language exams than their male counterparts. But the boys did better in science subjects especially Physics and Chemistry than the girls. Bukenya attributed the better performance to the "improved state of laboratories and equipment in schools over the last two years". The selection exercise for S.5 students begins on Feb 10 and ends on Feb 11 this year. The reason for this hurried selection is to ensure that students wishing to join A-Level should have admission letters before the presidential and parliamentary elections are held, an official from the Ministry of Education said. --------------------- Compare these with Tanzania's form four examinations results.