Uneb releases UCE, UACE timetables

Monday August 5 2019

Talk. Uneb executive secretary Dan Odongo

Talk. Uneb executive secretary Dan Odongo (right) addresses inspectors of schools as Prof Mary Okwakol (left), the former Uneb chairperson, looks on during a Uneb meeting in 2016. Mr Odongo yesterday released tentative UACE AND UCE examination timetables. PHOTO BY ALEX ESAGALA 

By James Kabengwa

The Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) has released the 2019 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) and the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) tentative exam timetables.
They were released by the Uneb executive secretary, Mr Dan Odongo and posted on the board’s website.
“Candidates’ attention is drawn against malpractice in or around the examination room at the end of this document. It is hereby assumed that candidates and all concerned have read, understood and will abide by these regulations,” the guidelines appended to the timetables said.
“The chief invigilator must begin the morning session at 9.00am and the afternoon session at 2.00pm. Any deviation from the set time must be explained to the board in writing. Candidates with special needs will be allowed 45 extra minutes,” the guidelines further state.
UCE briefing will be on October 11 and exams start on October 14 and end on November 15.
UACE briefing will be done on November 8 and exams start on November 11 and end on December 2.
Like usually, students have been directed to ease themselves before entering the examination room and no candidate will be allowed to leave the rooms before the end of the examination time.
“Be at the examination hall at least 30 minutes before the start of the examination ready to be identified and checked. Any candidate who comes more than 15 minutes late from the start of an examination will not be allowed to sit the examination”, the guidelines required.
All students will have to present themselves at the entrance to the examination hall for checking by the chief invigilator/invigilators.
“ Do not indulge in any form of examination malpractice. Do not smuggle unauthorised materials eg notes, text books, etc into the examination rooms, do not write on your body clothes,” the guidelines further read.
UNEB executive secretary told Daily Monitor yesterday that they had released the tentative programme but insisted they could make changes if necessary.
The Uneb is the national assessment body in Uganda. The Secretariat is headed by the executive secretary, who is the chief executive head and the accounting officer of the board.
Uneb as a public organisation always welcomes members of the public and the various stakeholders to maintain fair assessment in a bid to produce valid reliable results.