UNEB is set to charge all aspirants intending to contest in the 2021 General Elections fees between Shs. 50,000 and Shs. 100,000 for Academic document verification.
According to the UNEB Executive secretary Mr. Dan Odongo, the aspirants are expected to present a letter of their verified academic documents and should have completed a minimum formal education of Advanced Level standard by Uneb or its equivalent.
Mr. Odongo noted that all those seeking to verify academic documents must possess an introductory letter from their respective schools adding that they should submit copies of their certificates to be verified and a copy of their national identity card with its original.
All aspirants whose academic qualifications are equivalent to A’level or obtained outside Uganda will need to produce a certificate issued to them by the National Council for Higher Education in consultation with UNEB.
Mr. Odongo said that the deadline for all Presidential and Parliamentary aspirants is May 15 and they have to pay verification fees that include Shs. 50,000 for an Ordinary letter and Shs. 100,000 for a hard card that serves a substitute for a certificate.
The Electoral Commission had also earlier announced that Parliamentary Candidates will be nominated on August 12, 2020, a week before presidential contenders are chosen on August 20 and then Elections held anywhere between January 11 and February 9, 2021.