Kampala – About 1,433 candidates who sat 2019 A’level final exams have been advised to repeat senior six after they failed to obtain any principle pass in the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Examination (UACE).
Mr Daniel Odongo, the Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) Executive Secretary, said that out of the 103,301 candidates who sat for the exams, 101,868 were able to obtain a principal pass.
The UNEB boss was speaking while releasing the exam results at the Office of the President in Kampala, Thursday.
“A total of 1,433 candidates have not been able to obtain any principle pass; they obtained F and are supposed to repeat,” Mr Odongo said.
According to the results, a total of 38,737 obtained three principle passes, 26,986 have obtained two principle passes and 23,327 have obtained one principle pass, while a total of 12,828 have obtained a subsidiary pass – data shows.
He, however, said about 98.6% of the candidates have qualified for UACE award, adding that the failure rate is 1.4 percent similar to that of 2018.