Uganda national examination board (UNEB) releases timetables for PLE, UCE & UACE exams

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The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has officially released the 2023 Examination Timetables for the Primary Leaving Examination (PLE), Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE), and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) examinations at Uganda media Centre yesterday 6th September 2023.

Mr. Dan Nokrach Odongo, the Executive Director for Uganda National Examination Board – UNEB release the 2023 UNEB Timetable at Uganda Media Centre

The 2023 Exam Timetables for the Primary Leaving Examination (PLE), Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE), and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) Examinations have been officially released by the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) at the Uganda Media Center yesterday, September 6, 2023.

This year’s national exams are scheduled to commence on Friday, October 13, with the candidates’ briefing for the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) level. The first paper, Geography, is set to take place on October 16, 2023, and the UCE Examination will continue until November 17, 2023.

The Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) will take place from November 7th to 9th, 2023, with candidates’ briefing preceding the start of the exams. The final set of exams, the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE), is slated for November 10 to December 1, 2023.

Odongo emphasized the importance of making the timetable readily available to all candidates and ensuring it is displayed on school notice boards. He encouraged centre heads to access the timetables through their respective portals.

A total of 1,224,371 candidates have registered for all three levels of the final examinations, distributed across 20,921 centres. Of the total candidates, 51% are female, while 49% are male.

“We have seen a 13.5% increase in UACE candidature, totalling 110,579 candidates this year, compared to 97,889 last year,” Odongo announced.

At the UCE level, there is a 4.3% increase, with candidature rising from 349,433 to 364,421 candidates this year.

However, there has been a 10% decrease in PLE candidature, dropping from 832,809 last year to 749,371 this year.

Odongo also mentioned that a nationwide pre-test of test items has been conducted, with the results under analysis. The pretest involved 220 schools and approximately 6,000 students.

“We have just completed a countrywide pre-test of the test items and are currently analyzing the outcome.

The pretest exercise was conducted in 220 schools and involved 6,000 students. Candidates should look out for the correctness of names as well as the order of names, date of birth, gender, resolution of the candidates’ photograph, and the subjects and papers registered for in the case of UCE and UACE candidates.

After confirming registration status, candidates should sign on a parallel register to confirm the correctness of the registration data. Where anomalies in the candidate’s biodata are found, candidates should inform the school authorities, who shall alert UNEB for correction of the variance,” Odongo said.

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