A total of one million, one hundred eighty-one thousand, and nine hundred sixty-five candidates (1,181,965) are sitting for this year’s exams at all the three levels.
Of these, 51.1% are females, said Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) executive secretary Dan Odongo.
Odongo was Friday releasing the official 2020 timetables for Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE), Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) at Uganda Media Centre in Kampala.
UNEB strongly warns all persons who are contemplating any involvement in examination malpractice, that the Board will be very harsh on them this time round.
“If Examinations are riddled by malpractice, the results there from cannot be a true reflection of the candidates’ grades and competencies. We must recognize the fact that the COVID19 pandemic has adversely affected learners,” he said.
“While we are confident that the candidates have what it takes to pass this year’s examinations, we would want to get the actual picture of the effect of COVID-19 on the work and performance of candidates.”
He said although they do not condone examination malpractice under any circumstances, involvement in examination malpractice this season would be a great dis-service to the nation and the learners.
“It will distort the real picture that UNEB, and indeed the Ministry of Education, will want to see. Additionally, it may also lead to the results of the candidates being cancelled, which would be very unfortunate considering what the candidates have already gone through, due to COVID19.”