It is that time of the year in Uganda when students and pupils in candidate classes prepare to sit for their final exams.
The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has released the official timetables of the 2019 examinations that are expected to start this October to early December.
The timetables that were officially released yesterday at the Uganda Media Centre are the Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE), Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE).
The theme of the exams this year will be “Integrity and Security in the Management of Examinations is my Responsibility.”
While releasing the timetables, Dan Nokrach Odongo who is the executive secretary for UNEB said the registration of candidates has ended and all information about candidates has been sent out to the countrywide exam centres for final verification and confirmation.
“Registration of candidates has ended. Final information such as names of candidates, their index numbers and subjects for which they have registered has been sent to examination centres countrywide for final confirmation and verification by the candidates,” he said in part.
Odongo said that the registration status of candidates can be established from the schools or centres or through a link https://t.co/YdOrkmPxSI.
The State Minister for Primary Education, Rosemary Sseninde, assured the country and all stakeholders that they are fully prepared and committed to conduct quality assessment of learners’ achievements as it is included in the UNEB policies.
“We’d like to assure the nation that we are fully prepared and committed to conduct valid, reliable, equitable and quality assessment of learners’ achievements in a professional and innovative manner as stipulated within the regulations and policies of UNEB,”
Sseninde also rubbished reports on purported sources of examination leakages form the UNEB Printing Press.
She said that this was not true and the stories are based on speculations and imagination of people who have less knowledge of UNEB processes.