Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has released the official examination timetables for the 2020, Primary Leaving Examination (PLE); Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE), and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) indicating that S.4 candidates will begin their exams next week.
The 2020 examinations which were supposed to have been sat last year are being held in 2021 because of the need to make up for time lost by the candidates during the lock down due to COVID-19.
Dan Odongo the UNEB Executive Secretary released the timetable on Friday morning, indicating that Uganda Certificate of Educations (UCE) examinations will come first starting with briefing on February 26th February 2021. Candidates will sit the first paper on 1st March and last one on 6th April 2021.
These will be followed by Primary Leaving Examinations which will take place from March 26th to March 31st 2021.
P.7 Pupils will undergo briefing on Friday March 26th and sit the exams on March 30th and 31st.
Meanwhile, Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) examinations will start with briefing on 9th April 2021. Candidates will consequently sit the first paper on April 12th and final paper on 3rd May 2021.
The 2020 Examinations will be held under the Theme; “Integrity and security in the management of examinations; the health and safety of learners is a joint responsibility”.
Odongo says this year’s theme has been modified to emphasise the health and safety of learners. However, it also speaks to the health and safety of everyone involved in conducting these examinations.
While addressing the media in Kampala on Friday, Odongo said the Board is emphasising that efforts must be made by all concerned to observe the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as prescribed by the Ministry of Health (MoH).
“But other than COVID-19, we are also concerned about the overall health, safety and general wellbeing of both the candidates and everyone involved in the examination process. We would like to underscore attributes good feeding/ proper nutrition to ensure strong body immunity against any form of illness; time keeping for those coming from home, to avoid rush hour moments that can easily lead to accidents; as well as ensuring general the mental and spiritual wellbeing of both the candidates and those conducting the examinations” Odongo added.