By Spy Uganda
Kampala: The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has postponed the release of 2020 national examination results following new strict guidelines that were announced by the President last week to contain the spread of Covid-19.
UNEB had scheduled to release the 2020 PLE this week but now the release will take a little longer, and UNEB is yet to set a new date.
Jennifer Kalule Musumba, the board spokesperson, said the program has been affected by the new COVID19 restrictions that were announced by the president last Friday.
Musumba noted that currently the UNEB offices are completely closed yet they had a few issues to work on some of which require staff to be physically present adding that the delay of swearing-in of new ministers also affected their program.
”We still need to wait for the swearing-in of the line ministers who are the authorities that are part and parcel to the exam release, “says Musumba.
Although schools are currently closed, Musumba notes that UNEB needs to ensure that examination results are released earlier so as to fit in the available school calendar. The 2021 academic year is scheduled to begin on September 20, 2021.
Musumba asserts that by this time results and other processes like school selection should have been completed to ensure that learners begin off their studies without any delay.
At least 1,181,965 candidates sat for their final examinations at different levels of P7, S4, and S6.
The candidates were supposed to sit for the exams at the end of 2020 however, their studies were disrupted by the closure of schools at the beginning of the year, following the outbreak of coronavirus disease.