By Spy Uganda
Kampala: According to Uganda National Examinations Board(UNEB), A total of 110,569 candidates have today Monday November, 13, 2023 began their final Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education(UACE) exams in various centers across the country.
UNEB spokesperson, Jennifer Kalule Musamba confirmed that candidates have began with History for arts students and Mathematics for science candidates further cautioning candidates, teachers, headteachers and all those involved against exam malpractice.
“Of the candidates,43% (47,227) are females, while 57% (631,342) are males. At the UNEB centre at Upper Prison School Luzira, we have 34 candidates, of whom four are females, and 30 are males. We have a total of 2,103 examination centers. The special needs candidates are 243 in total, with only 70 requiring support personnel. The rest will only be given an extra 45 minutes,” Kalule said.
“The board has massively deployed both covert and overt scouts and security personnel to closely monitor the conduct of the examination. The UACE candidates also need to be aware that they are adults, who can be tried in courts of law, once convicted,” she added.
According to Kalule, any person found indulging in malpractice will be dealt with in accordance with Section 25 (1) (2) and (4) of the UNEB Act 2021, which provides for a maximum sentence of ten years’ imprisonment upon conviction, or a fine of between shs20 million and shs40 million.
The Examinations will go up December 1 2023.