UNEB releases 2020/21 UCE, PLE, UACE examination timetables

Mr Dan Odongo, UNEB Executive Secretary (Courtesy photo).

The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has said the delayed national examinations for 2020-2021 candidates will kick off with a briefing of O’ level candidates on Friday, February 26, 2021.

Senior Four candidates will then start their examinations on March 1, 2021, with Physics practical paper.

There are 333,775 candidates for the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE).

Primary Seven candidates totalling 749, 811 will be briefed on March 26, and start their examinations with Mathematics on March 30, 2021, and write Social Studies paper in the afternoon.

The next day, candidates will sit for Integrated Science and end with English on March 31, 2021.

The examination cycle will end with the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) whose briefing is scheduled to take place on April 9, 2021.

The up to 98,379 UACE candidates will start their examinations on April 12, 2021, with European History paper.

According to the time table, the cycle officially ends on May 3, 2021, with Imaginative Composition in colour.

At least 1,181,965 candidates will sit for their final exams.

The candidates were supposed to sit for the exams at the end of 2020.

However, their studies were disrupted by the closure of schools at the beginning of the year, following an outbreak of coronavirus disease.

Mr Dan Odongo, the UNEB Executive Secretary says that despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on both schools and learners, the board will not compromise on any processes and quality of the exams.

He notes that the board is aware that the education ministry, together with schools, has been able to facilitate the candidates with study materials in print form and online studies, therefore, the setting and marking of the exams will be based on the usual criteria to avoid compromising standards of results given at both local and international levels.

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