UNEB agrees to adjust examinations timetables to accommodate lost time

Ms. Jennifer Kasule, the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) spokesperson has said the examinations body would adjust their examinations timetables when schools resume to accommodate the lost time.

Ms Kalule told media that registration of candidates, which informs their annual activities had been badly hit.

“We need to know how many candidates there are and which subjects they are doing for us to prepare. We were supposed to have started (registration) on April 1. We had to put this on hold until schools resume,” she said.

She added: “It cannot take place when the candidates are not at school.”

“Examiners were still applying and their training had not taken place because even the selection was not done. We have to reschedule that. These are the examiners who were supposed to participate in setting of the exams. The dates for the examinations will have to be adjusted depending on how much time has been lost,” she added.

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At the time of the lockdown, Ms Kalule told the Daily Monitor that the board had not printed last year’s candidates’ certificates yet institutions of higher learning require that applicants submit the documents as proof that they sat and passed the examinations before admission to university.

UNEB adjust examinations timetables

Uganda National Examination Board Executive Secretary Don Odong (COURTESY PHOTO)

“The certificates for the fresh entrants to universities were not yet ready. We are in discussions with the universities so that they can use testimonials from their former schools. We hope we shall be able to print them in time,” she said.

By this time, UNEB would have completed registering Primary Seven, Senior Four and Senior Six candidates ahead of their end of cycle examinations in October.

More than 15 million learners were sent home in March as one of the measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease.

A source quoted by Daily Monitor at the ministry who preferred anonymity, said institutions which are congested will not be allowed to open until they implement the health measures.

The Ministry of Education was on Wednesday locked in a meeting to decide how schools will partially reopen two weeks after President Museveni allowed candidates to report.

It is unclear how candidates in districts at the country’s borders will operate since the President declined to lift the ban on public transport.


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