UNEB Clashes With Ministry Of Education Over Planned Reopening Of Schools

UNEB Clashes With Ministry Of Education Over Planned Reopening Of Schools

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By Monica Kobusiinge 

Kampala: The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB), has said it is not aware about the intended reopening of schools and has not set any plan for national examinations.

This comes after the senior presidential adviser on epidemics, Dr Monica Musenero confirmed that the national task force and president Museveni agreed to reopen schools for finalists and candidate classes starting September 20, 2020, during their meeting held on September 1, 2020.

UNEB  Executive Secretary, Daniel Odongo

According to the UNEB executive secretary Daniel Odongo, the board didn’t get any official communication and therefore, they cannot comment on whether national final exams will  be done or not until they receive communication from the President or the Minister herself.

At the closure of schools in March by President Museveni due to COVID-19 pandemic, the board had not registered candidates which was slated to kick off on April 1, 2020.

Mean while, Ugandans are still pondering on whether the planned school re-opening is safe for the children with the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the recent weeks especially in the central region.

Meanwhile the news of UNEB claiming not to have  received any formal communication from the Ministry of Education and Sports, or the President leaves many unanswered questions.

Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB), is a national assessment body in Uganda, established in 1983 by Parliament mandated to equate foreign qualifications at Primary and Secondary levels to Uganda standards with exams at Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE), Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or Ordinary level and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or Advanced level.

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