A total of one million, two hundred seventy-nine thousand, nine hundred and sixty-two (1,279,962) candidates have registered for all three levels of the final examinations.
According to a statement by Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) Executive Director, Dan Odongo, this was by the time of closure for the late registration of candidates that ended at the midnight hour of June 30, 2022.
He noted that of the registered candidates, six hundred and forty-seven thousand, eight hundred twenty-eight (647,828); 51% are females while six hundred thirty-two, one hundred and thirty-four thousand (632,134); 49% are males.
At Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) level, the candidature stands at 832,702 as compared to 767,110 in 2020.
Of those registered for PLE, 432,851 are females (52%) while 399,851 (48%) are males.
For the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE), a total of 349,324 candidates have registered. These include; 174,158 (49.9%) females and 175,166 (50.1%) males.
Odongo says at the higher level of Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE), the total candidature stands at 97,936. Of these; 40,819 (41.7%) are females while 57,117, (58.3%) are males.
In terms of funding, 715,360 (56%) of all the candidates are funded by the government while 564,602 (44%) are privately sponsored.
He says these include; 583,763 candidates sponsored by the government at the PLE level and 248,039 privately sponsored.
At the lower secondary school level (UCE), 114,260 candidates are funded by the government under the Universal Secondary Education (USE) program while 235,064 candidates are privately sponsored.
At the UACE level, 17,337 candidates are funded by the government under the Universal Post-O’ Level Education and Training Program (UPOLET) while 80,599 are privately sponsored.