Kampala. Amudat District in Karamoja sub-region registered the worst performance in the 2014 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) results.
Out of the 51 candidates who sat for the examinations in the entire district, none got a first grade with only three candidates registering a second grade. Ten passed in Division Three while 30 passed in Division Four. The rest were in Division Seven and Nine were ungraded.
Amudat was closely followed by Ntoroko, Nakapiripirit and Buvuma which had one candidate in the first division.
Other districts which had few candidates in the first grade include Amolatar (2), Kalangala (2), Nwoya (4), Bulambuli(4) Namayingo (4), Napak (4), Buhweju (5), Zombo (5) and Katakwi (5).
Wakiso best district
Like in 2013, Wakiso District registered the best performance with 5,009 candidates in Division One, an increase from the 4,286 the district registered last year.
Kampala with 3,329 first grades was again in the second spot followed by Mukono with 2077. Others that performed fairly well include Bushenyi (722), Mbarara (830), Jinja (683), Masaka (482), Luweero (709). All the districts in the top spot registered an increased performance in terms of the students who passed in the first division.
In terms of region, districts mainly from eastern Uganda registered the worst performance on average, while their counterparts from the Central region performed best.
Education minister Jessica Alupo attributed the poor performance of schools in the eastern region to students mainly engaging in fishing, growing rice and working in sugar cane plantations which keeps them away from school.
The top three
1. Wakiso District: 5,009 candidates in first grade.
2. Kampala District: 3,329 candidates in first grade.
3. Mukono District: 2,077 candidates in first grade.