PLE: 749,000 Registered, Schools Warned Against Denying Candidates Exams Over Unpaid Fees


Pupils sit for PLE in a previous year. This year a total of 749,347 have been registered according to UNEB online Photo


Kampala, UGANDA [ShiftMedia] The long awaited national examinations that marks an end to Primary school   education starts tomorrow.

According to official statistics released by Uganda National Examinations Board  (UNEB) 749,347 candidates registered to sit for the two day examinations that starts with Mathematics on November 8 2023 at 9am.

UNEB officially released the examination timetable for the Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) and the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE).

The examinations body noted that a total 110,569 candidates registered for for UACE.

In a press conference, Dr. Dan Nokrac Odong, the UNEB Secretary, highlighted the significant increase in the number of candidates compared to the previous year, signaling a growing commitment to education in Uganda.

He praised the dedication of students and urged school teachers to maintain integrity during the examination process, cautioning against any malpractices that could undermine the fairness of the exams.

Dr. Odong also took the opportunity to address a concerning issue that has been plaguing the education sector, warning school headteachers and directors against disrupting candidates due to unpaid school fees.

He emphasized that such actions are a clear infringement of section 30 (1) of the UNEB Act 2021 and are considered a crime.

“It is of utmost importance that students are not deprived of the opportunity to sit their exams due to financial constraints,”. Education should be accessible to all, and UNEB is committed to supporting schools while ensuring that students do not receive their results before settling their school dues.” stated Dr. Odong

The UACE candidates begin their examinations next week, starting on Monday, November 13 2023

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