UNEB Registers a Tremendous Increase in 2015 UCE Exams Candidature
The Uganda National Examinations Board UNEB has this afternoon released result of the 2015 UCE Examinations with a tremendous increase in candidature realized.
During the event that was held at UMA hall Lugogo, UNEB secretary Mathew Bukenya said candidature increased by 2,748 (0.9%) from 310,414 in 2014 to 313,171 in 2015.
In keeping with the 2015 Theme, 310,266 candidates (99.0%) were registered through the e-registration process. UCE examination centres which presented candidates increased from 3,020 in 2014, to 3,329, an increase of 309 centres.
Mr. Bukenya adds that in 2015, 306,507 candidates appeared for the examination compared to 306,165 candidates who appeared for the examination in 2014. This is a slight increase of 0.9% over 2014.
Meanwhile, female candidates who appeared for the examinations were 156,750. This is half of total candidates who sat, maning that about the same number of girls appeared for the examination, as did the boys.
Also, a total of 325 special needs education candidates registered for the 2015 UCE examination, an increase from 236 in 2014. These consisted of the Blind (42), those with low vision (43), the deaf (90), the dyslexics and physically handicapped (53). There were 98 others with minor form of disability th