During the announcement of these results at State House in Nakasero on a Friday, Professor Elly Katunguka, the Vice Chancellor of Kyambogo University, noted a decline in overall student performance in the 2021 Grade III exams compared to the previous year.
He did, however, mention that all subjects in the 2021 exams were performed well, achieving an overall pass rate of 97 percent.
Notably, there was significant improvement in the performance of students in English Language Education, with a pass rate of 99.80 percent, compared to 94.7 percent in the 2020 Grade III Exams. On the other hand, there was a decrease in performance in Mathematics education, with a pass rate of 75.24 percent, down from 96.0 percent in the 2020 Grade III Exams.
In terms of distinctions, there were fewer achieved in 2021, with only 130 distinctions, making up 2.3 percent of the results, compared to 411 obtained in the 2020 Grade III exams, representing 4.63 percent. The percentage of credit passes also decreased in 2021, with only 64.8 percent (3,616 candidates) passing, compared to 79.19 percent (7,024 candidates) in the 2020 Grade III exams.
Additionally, the number of candidates who just passed decreased from 63 (0.71 percent) in 2020 to 40 (0.7 percent) in 2021.
The majority of candidates faced difficulties in 2021, with a total of 1,586 (28.4 percent) failing, compared to 922 (10.39 percent) who failed in 2020.
Moreover, 204 candidates (3.7 percent) in 2021 received ungraded results, as opposed to 450 candidates (5.07 percent) in 2020.
The top-performing candidate in the 2021 Grade III Teachers’ Certificate in Primary Teacher Education Examinations was Mugisa Tumwine from St. Augustine Butiiti PTC in Kyenjojo District. Tumwine achieved an aggregate score of 13 out of a possible 9 in nine subjects and received an ‘A’ in school practice.
The highest-ranking female candidate overall was Zainabu Owokunda from Bikungu PTC in Bushenyi District. Owokunda secured an aggregate score of 14 out of a possible 9 in nine subjects and received an ‘A’ in school practice, earning her an overall distinction.”