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LIST: Best-performing schools in UCE 2023 with most 8-in-8 aggregate scores

In the recently released UCE Results for the Year 2023, nearly 160 schools managed to celebrate one of their candidates scoring an aggregate 8-in-8, an indication of an excellent score in the S.4 Examinations with the student returning a Distinction One (90% above) in all the subjects.

According to the results by UNEB on Thursday afternoon, a total of 544 candidates fell in that category (8 in 8) across the country, majority of whom were in the central districts of Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso.

At the helm of the top-performing schools in Uganda’s 2023 UCE Results is Uganda Martyrs SS, Namugongo (with 39 candidates scoring 8 in 8), followed by Seeta HS Main Campus (24), then St Joseph’s SS, Naggalama (21) while St Mary’s SS – Kitende had 18 candidates with such a perfect score.

Other schools in the top 10 performers included; Seeta HS, Mukono, Mengo SS, King’s Col, Budo, St Mary’s Col, Lugazi, Mt St Mary’s, Namagunga, St Mary’s Col, Kisubi.

These are followed by Seeta HS Green Campus, Buddo SS, and Our Lady of Africa SS – all posting above 10 8-in-8 scores, each.

The schools above are ranked as Uganda’s best performers in the UCE 2023, according to the number of 8-in-8 candidates scored by their candidates.

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See the table below for a list of all the best performing schools in UCE 2023 as ranked by their 8 in 8 aggregate scores

SchoolDistrictNo of 8-in-8 scores
1Uganda Martyrs SS, NamugongoWakiso39
2Seeta HSMukono24
3St Joseph’s SS, Naggalama Mukono21
4St Mary’s SS, KitendeWakiso18
5Seeta HS, MukonoMukono17
6Mengo SSKampala16
7King’s Col, BudoWakiso16
8St Mary’s Col, LugaziBuikwe15
9Mt St Mary’s, NamagungaMukono15
10St Mary’s Col, KisubiWakiso14
11Seeta HS Green CampusMukono13
12Buddo SSWakiso12
13Our Lady of Africa SSMukono11
14Bp.Cipriano Kihangire SS Kampala8
15Seroma Christian HSMukono8
16Light Academy SSWakiso8
17St Andrea Kahwa’s Col, HoimaHoima7
18Ndejje SSLuweero7
19Merryland HS, EntebbeWakiso7
20St Gracious SS, Lira Lira6
21St Joseph Of Nazareth HS Mpigi6
22Gayaza HS Wakiso6
23Naalya SS, NamugongoWakiso6
24Trinity Col, Nabbingo Wakiso6
25Light SS, NyabubareBushenyi5
26Kawempe Muslim SSKampala5
27Nabisunsa Girls’ SchKampala5
28Maryhill HSMbarara5
29Hilton HS, MukonoMukono5
30Namilyango ColMukono5
31St Lawrence SS, Ssonde Mukono5
32St Henry’s Col, KitovuMasaka4
33St Mark’s Col, NamagomaWakiso4
34Standard HS, ZzanaWakiso4
35Iganga SSIganga3
36Jinja ColJinja3
37St Joseph’s Girls, NsambyaKampala3
38Kisoro Vision SSKisoro Main3
39Nile Citizens SS, KalisizoKyotera3
40Mbale SSMbale3
41Ntare SchMbarara3
42Central Col Annex, Mityana Mityana3
43Bishop’s Senior SchoolMukono3
44Midland HS, BuntabaMukono3
45Vision For Africa HS, NakifumaMukono3
46Immaculate Heart Girls SSRukungiri3
47Teso Col, Aloet Soroti3
48Kitende SSWakiso3
49Kyaddondo SSWakiso3
50Naalya SS, BweyogerereWakiso3
51Namirembe Hillside HSWakiso3
52Rines SS, NamuseraWakiso3
53St Noa’s Girls SS, ZzanaWakiso3
54Gombe SSButambala2
55Mandela SS, HoimaHoima2
56Victoria HS, IgangaIganga2
57Jinja Progressive SS AnnexJinja2
58Kololo SSKampala2
59Lakeside Col, LuziraKampala2
60Makindye SSKampala2
61Midland HS, KawempeKampala2
62St Kizito SS, BugolobiKampala2
63St Peter’s SS, NsambyaKampala2
64Notre Dame Academy, BuseesaKibaale2
65St Mary’s Girls’ Col, AbokeKole2
66Mentor SS, LiraLira2
67Katikamu SSLuweero2
68Archbishop Kiwanuka SS, KitovuMasaka2
69St Andrew’s SS, RubindiMbarara2
70Mpigi Mixed SSMpigi2
71Mpoma SchMukono2
72Jeressar HS, SorotiSoroti2
73Brilliant HS, KawempeKampala2
74Bulooba Royal ColWakiso2
75God’s Way HS, MaganjoWakiso2
76Greenlight Islamic SS, Nansana Wakiso2
77Kingsway HS Wakiso2
78Kisozi HSWakiso2
79Makerere HS, MigaddeWakiso2
80St Julian HS Annex, GayazaWakiso2
81Wits Col, NamulandaWakiso2
82Allied Teachers’ SS, NyengaBuikwe1
83Impact HS, LugaziBuikwe1
84Mehta SSBuikwe1
85St Noa Mawagali SS, JinjaBuikwe1
86Amus Col SchBukedea1
87Ishaka Adventist ColBushenyi1
88Plus Two HSBushenyi1
89St Mary’s Voc SS KyamuhungaBushenyi1
90Layibi HSGulu1
91Ocer Campion Jesuit ColGulu1
92Alliance SS, IbandaIbanda1
93Jinja Comprehensive SSJinja1
94Mother Kevin SS, JinjaJinja1
95St Peter’s HS, JinjaJinja1
96Wanyange Girls SSJinja1
97Kabale Brainstorm HSKabale1
98Kigezi HSKabale1
99Christ Aid SS, KicunaKabarole1
100Fort Portal SSKabarole1
101St Andrea Kaahwa SSKakumiro1
102Budini SSKaliro1
103St Kalemba SS, Villa MariaKalungu1
104Gayaza Road SSKampala1
105Kabowa HSKampala1
106Kibuli SSKampala1
107Kingstone HS, KawempeKampala1
108Mariam HSKampala1
109Namungoona Parents SSKampala1
110Rubaga Girls’ SSKampala1
111Vienna HS, KabowaKampala1
112Saviour HSKiboga1
113Highlight SS, KadamaKibuku1
114Kigumba Intensive SSKiryandongo1
115Kigumba Parents SSKiryandongo1
116Standard SSKisoro Main1
117King Solomon’s Col, KyategaKyegegwa1
118Act HS, KakuutoKyotera1
119Master Cares Christian HSKyotera1
120St Cyprian Chavanod ColLuweero1
121St Peter’s SS, BomboLuweero1
122Shepherd HS, KatovuLwengo1
123Blessed Sacrament SSMasaka1
124Masaka SSMasaka1
125Mbirizi HSMasaka1
126Masindi Army SSMasindi1
127Rena ColMayuge1
128Bugisu HSMbale1
129St Joseph’s Voc SSMbarara1
130Mityana Modern SSMityana1
131Royal Giant HSMityana1
132St Padre Pio SS, BusunjuMityana1
133Pride ColMpigi1
134St Jude’s SS, KatendeMpigi1
135Faith HS, SondeMukono1
136Mpoma Royal ColMukono1
137Mt St Henry’s HSMukono1
138Seat of Wisdom SSMukono1
139St Cyprian HS, KyabakaddeMukono1
140St Joseph’s HS, NamagungaMukono1
141Trinity SS, RwashamaireNtungamo1
142Archbishop Flynn SSPader1
143Sacred Heart SS, MushangaSheema1
144Halcyon HSSoroti1
145St Francis De Sales SSTororo1
146Tororo Girls’ SchTororo1
147Exodus Col Sch, MmendeWakiso1
148Henry Kasule Mem Col, KakiriWakiso1
149Kinaawa HS, MugongoWakiso1
150Kisubi Mapeera SSWakiso1
151Kisubi SeminaryWakiso1
152Lubugumu Jamia HSWakiso1
153Matugga Mixed SSWakiso1
154Nansana St Joseph SSWakiso1
155Queen Of Martyrs HS, KiraWakiso1
156St Augustine’s ColWakiso1
157Ubuntu Hill SchWakiso1
158Wampewo Ntakke SSWakiso1
159Our Lady Of Africa SSMukono1
UCE 2023 best school in Uganda, according to aggregate 8-in-8 scores. 

ALSO READ: UCE 2022 Best Performing Schools Below

The following list of Uganda’s best O-level secondary schools, according to the 2022 UCE results, comprises schools with the highest pass rate as seen in the number of candidates who passed in Division One (first grade), Division Two (second grade) and Division Three (third grade).

The list includes schools which had performed well and topped others in the recent UCE results. A 100 per cent pass rate means that all the candidates in a particular school passed in Division One, Division Two and Division Three.

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A pass rate below this means that some candidates strayed to the fourth grade (Division Four).

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Name of SchoolDistrict% Pass Div 1
1.       Uganda Martyrs SS NamugongoWakiso100
2.       Seeta High SchoolMukono100
3.       Mt St Mary’s NamagungaMukono100
4.       St Joseph’s SS NagalamaMukono100
5.       Bp Cipriano Kihangire SSKampala100
6.       Bukalasa Minor Seminary Kalungu100
7.       Notre Dame Academy Buseesa Kibaale100
8.       Seeta High School MukonoMukono100
9.       St Henry’s College KitovuMasaka100
10.   St Mary’s SS KitendeWakiso100
11.   Namilyango CollegeMukono100
12.   St Mary’s College Kisubi Wakiso100
13.   Gayaza High SchoolWakiso100
14.   King’s College BudoWakiso100
15.   St Andrea Kahwa’s CollegeHoima100
16.   Ntare SchoolMbarara100
17.   Mandela SSHoima100
18.   Kawempe Muslim SSKampala100
19.   Iganga SSIganga100
20.   St Joseph’s Girls SS Nsambya Kampala100
21.   Kisubi SeminaryWakiso100
22.   Nalya SS NamugongoWakiso100
23.   Maryhill HSMbarara100
24.   Nabisunsa Girls SS Kampala100
25.   St Paul’s SeminaryKabale100
26.   Trinity College NabbingoWakiso100
27.   St Joseph’s Seminary NyengaBuikwe100
28.   St Joseph of Nazareth HSMpigi99
29.   Our Lady of Africa SSMukono98.5
30.   Namirembe Hillside HS Wakiso93


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