By Frank Kamuntu
Kampala: The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has officially unveiled the official timetables of the 2019 examinations scheduled to start in October to December.
Timetables for the Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE), Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) were officially released on Thursday September 12, 2019 at Uganda Media Centre with a theme “Integrity and Security in the Management of Examinations is my Responsibility.”
The timetables were released by Dan Nokratch Odonga the UNEB Executive Secretary in the presence of State Minister for Primary Education, Hon. Rosemary Seninde.
A total of 695,468 candidates were registered to sit the Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE), Uganda Certificate Of Education (UCE) registered 337,380 and ‘A’ level registered 104,467.
The USE-funded candidates registered for the Senior Four final exams are 144,131.
Speaking to the press shortly after releasing timetables, Odongo assured Ugandans that the registration of candidates came to an end and candidates’ data were submitted to country wide 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,” Odongo said.
He added that for verification, students must visit their citing centres to confirm their registration status or through a link; https://t.co/YdOrkmPxSI or using SMS by typing the full index number and sending to 6600.
Hon. Sseninde, assured the country and all stakeholders Government and UNEB 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,” Seninde said.
Sseninde also rubbished reports on purported sources of examination leakages form the UNEB Printing Press and said allegations are not true, only based on speculations and imagination of people who have less knowledge on UNEB processes.