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80,643 Students Qualify For University Admission

80,643 students have qualified for admission into university degree programs, according to the 2023 Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) results released by Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) on Thursday.

University admissions to degree courses in Uganda have, up to date been considering Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with at least two principal passes in prescribed subjects obtained at the same sitting.

During the release of the examination results, Dan Odongo, the Executive Director of UNEB, highlighted that despite 108,492 candidates, equivalent to 99.1 percent of exam takers, meeting the qualifications for UACE certificate, 80,543 individuals, constituting 73.7 percent of the qualified candidates, are eligible for university admission.

Those who have qualified will be seeking to be admitted in the over 64 universities and degree awarding institutions in the country.

Among those who have qualified, only approximately 4,000 students will receive government-funded scholarships, distributed into three categories including national merit, district quota (for top performing student from each district), and sports and special needs scheme.

The remaining individuals will need to cover their expenses independently or seek financial assistance through the government loan scheme.

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