A total of 1, 279, 962 candidates have registered for all three levels of the national final examinations, Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has revealed.
The board completed the registration of candidate students on Thursday, June 30 2022. UNEB said that of the registered candidates, 647, 828 (53%) are females while 632, 134 (49%) are males.
832, 702 registered for primary seven (PLE) as compared to 767, 110 who did in 2020, the last time the country had learners sit for national exams. No such exams were held in 2021 due to the COVID19 pandemic.
This year, 432, 851 (52%) are females while 399. 851 are males.
At Senior Four (UCE) level, a total of 349, 324 candidate were registered – 174, 158 (49.9%) are females and 175, 166 (50.1%) are males. At Senior Six (UACE) level, 97, 936 candidates registered of which 40, 819 (41.7%) are females and 57, 117 (58.3%) are males.
Recently, the Board notified head teachers and learners that they will not depart from the guidelines provided by the ministry of education and sports regarding the Abridged Curriculum.
“This is therefore to re-affirm that this year’s assessment will be in accordance with the abridged curriculum arrangements as approved by the Ministry of Education and Sports.” UNEB said in a notice.
UNEB set October – December 2022 as the period for conducting the national examinations. This year’s national exams will be conducted between October 14 to November 16 for UCE, November 7 to 9 for PLE and November 18 to December 9 for UACE.