Candidates for this year’s Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) will start their exams on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has indicated.
The examination sessions, which will start with briefings of the candidates, will then see students sit a day later (Wednesday, November 8), for mathematics in the morning before winding up the day with Social Studies and Religious Education.
Thursday, November 9, will see students sit integrated science exams in the morning, while English will be done in the afternoon.
In a circular that was sent to heads of schools across the country on Thursday, UNEB says except for mathematics, which will take a duration of two hours and 30 minutes, the rest of the examination papers will be done in two hours and 15 minutes.
“The time allowed for each paper is shown in the time, and no extra time is to be allowed,” the statement says, adding that in case of any discrepancy, the time shown on the timetable (given in the circular) must be taken as correct.
According to the entity, no calculators will be allowed inside the examination rooms, and mobile phones are banned in and around the examination rooms to deter acts of examination malpractice.
The document was signed off by Dan Odongo, the executive director of UNEB.