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PLE: 695,793 Candidates To Sit Exams, UNEB Warns Against Malpractices

Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has issued guidelines to be adhered to during 2019 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) scheduled for Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th November 2019.

According to UNEB, candidates sitting exams have increased by 3.6% to 695,793 in 2019, up from 671,923 in 2018.

Addressing the press at UNEB Offices in Ntinda on Thursday 31st November 2019, The Executive Secretary, Dan Odongo, said that out of the total 695,793 Candidates registered, 1,259 are special needs candidates with different disabilities.

“As has been the case in the last 5 years, more girls have been registered for examinations than boys,” Odongo said.

He added that the examination materials will be distributed using 26 routes and will be monitored by a team that will be deployed in 133 districts with 10,000 scouts at district and UNEB headquarter.

“Officials from field force unit of Uganda Police Force will continue providing security on all routes to ensure safety of the materials,” he said.

The UNEB boss warned schools against activities of malpractices during exams.

He said fraudsters have been circulating fake question papers and many have arrested in various districts including Kampala, Mukono, Mbarara and Mubende among others.

“You should note that breach of directions, irregularities, misconduct in connection with UNEB Exams will lead to cancellation of results of candidate or all candidates of the centre,” he warned schools.

The examination time table shows that on Friday 1st November 2019 (tomorrow), there will be briefing of candidates and writing of exams will commence on Monday 4th and end on 5th November 2019.

By  Drake Nyamugabwa

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