Dan N Odongo, the Executive Director and Secretary of the Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) has today, Thursday, August 18, released the 2022 examination timetables for the Primary Leaving Examination (PLE), Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examination and the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE).
Starting mid-October through December 2022, a total of 1,280,172 candidates will sit their final examinations at three levels: primary, Ordinary Level (O-level or Senior Four), and Advanced Level (A-level or Senior Six).
Compared to the previous year of sitting, Uneb has registered a 7.7 per cent increment in the number of candidates (total candidature) at all levels.
Of these 1,280,172 candidates, up to 56 per cent or 751,336 candidates are under the Universal Primary Education (UPE) and Universal Secondary Education (USE) while the rest — 44 per cent or 564,836 candidates — are sponsored privately.
Uneb has also registered more females for the final examinations. A total of 647,373 candidates are females while the rest — 632,799 — are males.
In line with the Board’s policy of inclusiveness and equitable assessment of learners’ achievements, braille versions of the time tables have been provided to cater for learners with visual impairment.
The timetables include Regulations on the Conduct of the examinations and caution to candidates on acts that amount to examination malpractice.
This year’s national examinations will commence on October 14, 2022, with the briefing of UCE candidates. UCE, which is the first series of examinations to be conducted, will run until November 18, 2022.
The second series of examinations will be PLE which will be conducted from November 07 through November 09, 2022, starting with the briefing of the candidates.
UACE examinations will commence on November 18 and will end on December 09, 2022.
Executive Secretary Odongo has called on head teachers to do their work in preparing candidates for the national examinations.
“The Board appeals to head teachers to conduct these briefings personally. Head teachers are requested to ensure that all necessary steps are taken to brief the candidates to follow these Regulations and the Caution given,” said Odongo.
“The Board has noted previously, that where cases of irregularities and malpractice have been noted, the root causes have often been that candidates would have been poorly briefed, or not briefed at all.”