The Uganda National examinations Board (UNEB) has confirmed they will start registering candidates for the final exams starting this Friday. The exercise is thought to go on for the next month.
UNEB has also revealed the fees to be paid by the candidates and their guardians ahead of the final exams to be done early next year. Primary Seven candidates will pay shs34,000, those in Senior Four will pay shs164,000 and senior six candidates will pay shs186,000.
The executive secretary of UNEB, Dan Odongo, says the board has not increased its charges for national examinations, and parents should not be duped by school head teachers to pay more than the required fees.
This should come as a relief for many parents and students, who have all been affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic that is still traversing the country.
The move by UNEB to define the registration process is a welcome gesture as it sets a timetable for learners and teachers to plan for their time accordingly. When President Museveni announced that finalists would be allowed to go back to school earlier, it was unclear how UNEB would handle the registration process, on top of setting the finals examinations and allocation of invigilators.
The registration process kicks of on Friday (October 22) and will go on for the next month, until Novermber 20th.
According to the final exams calendar shared by UNEB, the briefing of students will be on February 26, and the Uganda Certificate of Education examinations will start on March 1, 2021, to April 6, 2021.