The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has
postponed the release of 2020 national examination results due to restrictions
According to the programme, the examinations body had
scheduled to release the said results before the end of June starting with
Primary Leaving Examination, but now the release will take a little longer, though the actual date is yet to be specified.
Jennifer Kalule Musumba, the board spokesperson, says the programme has
been affected by the new COVID19 restrictions that were announced by the
president last Friday.
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says 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.
Besides the lockdown, Kalule also adds 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 calendrer.
For instance, according to the school calendrer, 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.