The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has released the 2019 Examinations program for Primary seven as well as for ‘O’ and ‘A-level candidates.
This year’s exams will commence on October 11, with briefing of candidates for the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or Senior 4 candidates. The UCE exams will go on until November 15 2019.
A total of 337,365 students are registered to sit this year’s UCE exams with 168,474 being male and 168,906 female.
The Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) will start on Friday November 1, with a briefing of candidates who will later sit their papers on 4th and 5th of November 2019.The candidates will on 4th start with Mathematics in the morning, Social studies in the evening and conclude with Science and English the following day.
695, 468 pupils have been registered to sit these exams with 335,886 male and 359,582 female.
A-level students will begin their Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) exams on November 8 with the briefing session and epilogue on December 2.
60,850 male students and 43,619 females making a total of 104,467 students are registered for this year’s UACE.
While addressing journalists on Thursday Sept. 12, The UNEB General Secretary Daniel Odongo said practical examinations that require visiting examiners will get underway as soon as term three begins.
Daniel Odongo has urged parents to check the registration status of their children so that remedial measures can be taken in case one wasn’t registered.
“I urge parents to check the registration status of their children when there is still time for UNEB to take remedial measure,” Odongo said.
Odongo assured the public that there will be no exam leakages whatsoever and rumors of this are untrue.
“False stories of exam leakages are based on speculations and fertile imagination of people who have little knowledge on UNEB process” Odongo said
“The security measures in place have been approved by the nation’s security agencies working with UNEB. These measures are more than adequate to ensure no question papers can be leaked out of the printery” Odongo added.
Rosemary Nansubuga Sseninde, the State Minister for Primary education also assured the general public that they don’t expect any examination malpractices this time and whoever is caught in the act is to be punished.
“We don’t expect schools and head teachers to engage in malpractices, of course we shall deal with them but we don’t expect it” Sseninde said.