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UNEB Registers Over 1 Million As Deadline Approaches

Over One Million Registered For UNEB As Deadline Approaches

Over one million candidates have been registered to do the 2023 UNEB examinations. Uganda National Examination Board (Uneb) at first set 31st May as the registration deadline for candidates doing Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE), Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE).

However, Uneb Executive Director Mr. Daniel Odongo released a press statement yesterday to reveal some changes. He said the body decided to extend the deadline to June 7th to accommodate more students

“Heads of centres are hereby notified that it is possible to register additional candidates even after submission of the main list,” Mr Odongo said.

At least 96% of PLE, 91.2% of UCE and 86% of UACE candidates had been registered by the first deadline. According to UNEB, this registered to a total of 1,165,159 candidates for all three levels from 20,655 examination centres.

Back in 2022, the examining body registered a total of 1.2m learners for the three sets of examinations. This means that almost 900,000 candidates are yet to be registered this year. However, according to Mr Odongo, candidates that will be registered after 7th June will have to pay an extra fee of 50%.

In the final stage, he revealed that those registering in July will have to parya surcharge of 100% at each level. He went ahead to warn parents and headteachers that those planning to register beyond July will not be able to do so.

The above charges however, only apply to private students across the country. This is because government pays for the students in universal primary and secondary schools.

2023 candidates are expected to start examinations in October with the UCE candidates going at it first. Then the PLE and UACE candidates will follow in November.

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