The Uganda national examination board executive secretary Dr. Dan Odoi warns any teacher or students who will be caught engaging in exam malpractice that they will be handed over to police for them to face the law.
Previously UNEB has only been cancelling results and sometimes center numbers in case of any examination malpractice but with the new law, things have changed and candidates will be accountable too.
While releasing the national examination timetable today in Kampala Odoi confirmed that briefing of UCE candidates is slated for 26th Febuary and writing of exams kicks off on 1st March to 6th April, PLE briefing falls on 26th March and writing of exams is on 30th and 31st march whereas briefing for UACE candidates is on 9th April and writing of exams starts on 12th April to 3rd May 2021.
The coming exams will be running under the theme, Integrity and security in the management of examinations; the health and safety of learners is a joint responsibility’.
This year’s theme has been modified to emphasize the health and safety of learners. However, it also speaks to the health and safety of everyone involved in conducting these examinations especially at a time when the whole world is faced with the covid19 pandemic.
A total of 749,811 candidates are expected to write their PLE exams and among these, 395,869 are female and 353,942 are male then a total of 333,775 candidates will be sitting for UCE among these 167,481 are female and 166,294 males then UACE will see a total of 98,379 candidates among these 1,212 are female and 57,167 males bringing a total of 1,181,965 writing their final exams this year at all levels.
The examination body further reveals that there has been a 7% increment in the number of candidates writing their final exams this year as compared to those that sat in the year 2019.
UCE candidates will be starting with physics practicals, UACE will be starting with European history and Mathmatics and PLE will start with Social studies.