The calendar starts with a briefing of senior four candidates who will be writing their Uganda Certificate of Education–UCE which will run up to November 18. Additionally, the schedule states that senior six candidates will begin their series on November 18 and continue until December 9.
The national examination for this year's candidates will commence on October
14, according to an examinations timetable released by the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB).
The calendar starts with a briefing of senior four candidates who will be writing their Uganda Certificate
of Education–UCE which will run up to November 18. Additionally, the schedule
states that senior six candidates will begin their series on November 18 and
continue until December 9.
The Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) are scheduled to start with a
briefing on November 7. In contrast to previous years, when students were
granted a respite day or two after the briefing, the primary seven candidates this
time will begin the exam the next day and finish on November 9.
UNEB Executive Director Dan Odongo noted
that with the timetables out, teachers should ensure that the necessary teaching and learning, as well as psych-social support, is
offered to candidates in the remaining
time, for effective preparation.
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Odongo also noted that, unlike in previous years, the board has this time provided for the visually impaired students by providing brail and large
print timetables. Odongo says this is done to ensure that this group of
learners also get a chance to individually read the timetables.
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James Turyatemba, the Manager in charge of Examination Management at UNEB,
also mentioned that the board is assessing the possibility of increasing the remuneration
of the Invigilator, scouts, and special needs interpreters to keep up with
current living expenses.
For instance, Turyatemba says that the invigilators have been receiving
40,000 Shillings. "In light of the fact that everything is becoming costly, this payment might not be sufficient. the board is considering adding on
something to match the current situation.”
While commenting on the issue of remuneration, Odongo pointed out that it
might necessitate the board to ask for extra funding from the government given
the fact that what they have might not be enough. However, he noted that the precise payment that
will give out to the invigilators and other examination day officials is yet to be
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According to the budget framework paper, the board had asked for 145 billion Shillings to run their activities and Turyatemba says that over 50 billion Shillings of this is for
examination management. Last year, the board also had to request for additional
10,5 billion shillings to help them conduct examinations in the COVID-19
For all three levels of the final exams, 1,280,172 students have registered.
Comparing this to last year's exam, it shows a percentage increase of 7.7 per cent in the overall number of candidates. Out of the registered candidates,
56 per cent representing 751,336 learners are funded by the Government, while 44 per cent of candidates are privately sponsored.