Summary Of UNEB UCE Statistical Performance of Candidates

By | March 7, 2024

The table below indicates that, although female candidates are fewer in number than male candidates, proportionally, they performed better than their male counterparts did. The percentage of passes at the upper levels (3P and 2P) is higher, while the percentage of passes at the lower levels and failure rate among female candidates are lower than for the males. This has been the observed trend in the last three years.

The Board notes that entries for Sciences at UÁCE Continue to be lower than for Humanities. It is gratifying though. that the numbers are going up. Honourable Minister the performance of the candidates has improved especially at the upper level of candidates obtaining 3 Principal passes. We note that, once again. female candidates have performed better, Proportionally, than the males at all levels and have shown a lower failure rate. Even at individual subject levels, they have shown better Performance.

However, we continue to see a low percentage of female Candidates at this level offering Mathematics and Science combinations. The paradox, Honourable Minister. is that the girls who offer the STEM subjects perform well, if not better than the boys. Why then do the girls shy away from these subjects?

ED DAN ODONGO “A total of 110,553 candidates registered for the 2023 UACE examination from 2,102 centres compared to 97,890 candidates from 1,969 centres in 2022. This is an increase of 12,663 candidates (12.9%). Of these, 47,226 (42.7%) were females and 63,339 (57.3%) were males.

Candidates who appeared for the examination were 109,488, compared to 96,557 in 2022, an increase of 12,931 candidates (13.4%). Of these, 46,860 (42.8%) were females and 62,628 (57.2%) were males. At this level, the number of female candidates has consistently been much lower than that of the males.