The 2012 results for the Ordinary Level and Primary Level examinations were released Friday.
According to the results, 84.7% of the 81,053 O’level students
who sat last year’s exams passed compared to 82.8 per cent in 2011.
However, this year girls emerged the best in general performance with 50.18% over 49.82% boys.
For the PLE, the 166,154 candidates who sat for the Exam, about 138,058 (83.09%) passed. However, 54.09% of them were girls compared to 45.91% of the boys.
There was also an increase in the number of candidates who sat for the examinations, from 154,957 in 2011.
The 2012 performance represents a slight improvement compared to 2011 results where 82.75% of the candidates passed the exams, with boys dominating with 52.7 % and 47.3% respectively.
According to the Minister of Education, Vincent Biruta, who acknowledged the outcomes of REB, the general carry out of exams was good compared to last year but added that more effort is needed to improve the performance.