UNEB Executive Secretary Dan Odongo timetable
The Executive Secretary for Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB), Mr Dan Odongo is addressing the Press about the 2020 Examination Time Table for PLE, UCE and UACE Examinations. FILE PHOTO

Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has released the PLE, UCE & UACE timetables for the 2020-2021 Exams.

The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has released a timetable indicating when PLE, UCE and UACE exams will be conducted.

According to the timetable, exams for both secondary and primary school will be conducted between March 01 and May 03, 2021. 

Pupils sitting for Primary Leaving Exams (PLE) will be briefed on March 26 and commence exams on March 30 to 31, 2021 while those sitting for the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) will be briefed on February 26 and start exams on March 1 till April 6, 2021. 

“For Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE), candidates will be briefed on April 6 and exams will be held between April 12 and May 3,” the UNEB Executive Secretary Dan Odongo said during a press conference at the Uganda Media Centre on Friday.

Odongo stressed that this year’s theme has been modified to emphasise the health and safety of learners. 

“The theme will be ‘Integrity and security in the management of examinations; the health and safety of learners is a joint responsibility,” he said.

“The credibility of the examination body rests on the authenticity of the procedures, processes and practices under which the examinations have been conducted. This calls for utmost integrity, the quality of being honest, on the part of those involved at the various levels and the enhancement of security in all aspects of examination management,” he said. 

Meanwhile, this comes at a time when the Examinations body earlier this week also released a draft set of guidelines for schools to follow as they await next month’s reopening for those in semi candidate classes.

 The ministry said that the strategy is to guide schools on how to address the issue of catching up with the time lost most practically. 

Among other measures, the Ministry mentioned that Nursery teaching will resume when teachers get vaccinated for COVID-19. 

They, however, reminded that the final guidelines will be issued on February 23rd after reviewing by the scientists and the health ministry in response to the COVID-19 SOPs.