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UNEB Sees 7.7% Growth in Students Registering for National Exams

"56 % of the total candidature, 751,336 learners -- are funded by the government, while 44% - 564,836 candidates -- are privately sponsored. 
posted onAugust 19, 2022

The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) released the time for the 2022 national exams, showing that the exams will commence on October 14, with the briefing of UCE candidates.

UCE, which is the first series of examinations to be conducted, will run until November 18.

The second series of examinations is the PLE which will be conducted from November 7-9, starting with the briefing of the candidates.
UACE will commence on November 18 and end on December 9.
The UNEB Executive Director Dan Odongo appealed to head teachers to conduct these briefings personally.

According to Odongo, some cases of irregularities and malpractice arise from candidates being "poorly briefed, or not briefed at all".
In 2023, 1,280,172 candidates registered for all the three levels of the final examinations.

"This indicates a percentage increase of 7.7% of the total candidature," Odongo said while releasing the timetable on Thursday.

"56 % of the total candidature, 751,336 learners -- are funded by the government, while 44% - 564,836 candidates -- are privately sponsored. 

The Board has directed examination centres to display candidates' registers at the sitting centres/schools where candidates registered in accordance with the UNEB Act, 2021.

"The display is aimed at giving candidates an opportunity to confirm the status of their registration as well as the correctness of the bio-data," said Odongo.

"Both candidates and parents are advised to take keen interest in the display. They should look out for correctness of the names, order of names, date of birth, gender, the pictures, and clarity of pictures, as well the subjects and papers registered for, in the case of UCE and UACE candidates."

Candidates will inform the school authorities in cases of anomalies in the candidate's bio-data. 

"In the event that a candidate, for some reason, was not registered, but has proof of having paid registration fees in time, UNEB should immediately be informed," the director said.

Uneb has called on teachers and parents to ensure that in the remaining time to provide the necessary support in the remaining time.

"Once supported, the candidates have the required competencies to pass the examinations without any interference."

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