The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has released the 2022 examination timetables for the Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE), Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) and the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE).
The Board also released braille versions of the timetables to cater for learners with visual impairment as is in line with their policy of inclusiveness and equitable assessment of learners’ achievements.
The executive director of UNEB Dan Odongo while releasing the timetables at Uganda Media Center said soft copies were being uploaded on school portals while the printed copies were being packed along with examination stationery and heads of examination centres and district inspectors of schools will be told when to pick them.
Headteachers who registered blind candidates should remember to pick the brailed time tables along with the other stationery, Odongo advised. He explained that the timetables include regulations on the conduct of the examinations and caution to candidates on acts that amount to examination malpractice.
“Head teachers are requested to ensure that necessary steps are taken to brief the candidates to follow these regulations and caution given. Failure to comply with the regulations and caution indicated in the timetables shall lead to cancellation of results of the candidate and all candidates at the centre or disqualification from the examination,” Odongo stated.
He advised parents to take a keen interest in the timetable to support the candidates in every way possible.
This year’s national examinations will commence on 14th October 2022 with the briefing of UCE candidates; thereafter, UCE examinations will run until 18th November.
The PLE examinations will commence with a briefing on 7th November before the actual writing of examinations on 8th and 9th November.
The UACE examinations will commence on 18th November and run until 9th December
A total of 1, 280, 172 candidates have registered for all three levels of the final examinations – this, UNEB said, indicates an increase of 7.7% of the total candidature.
It said that 751, 336 (56%) are funded by the government while 44% are privately funded.
In the 2022 PLE, 832, 821 candidates were registered; of these, 399, 997 are male while 432, 844 are female. These will sit and write the important examination in 14, 383 centres spread across the country.
Also in the 2022 UCE, 439, 455 candidates were registered; of these 175, 673 are male while 173, 782 are female. They will be writing their examinations in 3, 877 centres.
Further in the 2022 UACE, 97, 896 candidates were captured; of these, 40, 747 are female while 57, 149 are male. There are 2, 255 centres for UACE examinations.
There are far fewer candidates in UACE as compared to UCE and PLE an indication that learners who complete PLE either drop out of school or pursue other learning options like joining vocational studies.
The theme for the 2022 examinations is ‘integrity and security in the management of examinations; the health and safety of learners are join responsibility.’