By Jane Nambi
Namagunga and Kisubi emerged as the best performing schools in the recently released UCE results 2012 with 99% of their students passing while Wakiso district managed to beat Tororo and Mbarara and emerged as the best performing district in the country.
St. Mary’s Namagunga and St. Mary’s Kisubi were the best schools closely followed by St. Mary’s SSS Kitende, Uganda Martyrs SS, Namugongo and Ntare School who all had 97% of their students pass in the first grade. Wakiso district had a passing rate of 36%.
The UCE results 2012 were released yesterday, Thursday 7th by the Minister of Education, Jessica Alupo at the Statistics House. The general performance for O’level 2012 declined as compared to the year before, 2011. Science subjects were the worst performed but girls performed better than boys in English and Literature.
A total of 262, 987 students sat for their UCE examinations in 2012. Of these, 1,197 students’ results were withheld for examination malpractice.
S.5 selection is set to begin next week, just as S.1 students are heading back to school to join the rest of in their first academic term/year.
Picking up of results by head teachers started yesterday and parents by now are expected to know how their children performed.
It is no surprise that Namagunga topped schools this year. Namagunga is one of the veteran schools in the country together with other top ranking schools which never miss out on being some of the best schools in the country. Among these are Kings College Budo which had 82% passing rate, Gayaza High school with 86%, Nabisunsa Girls’ School 86%, Trinity College Nabbingo with 85%, among others.