The Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations will start tomorrow, Monday October 14, according to UNEB.
Official figures of the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) indicate that a total of 337,380 candidates registered for this year’s examinations which will go on until November 15.
Candidates were briefed on Friday October 11.
While releasing the timetable for the national exams in August, UNEB Executive Secretary, Dan Odong said the chief invigilators must begin the morning session at 9am and the afternoon session at 2pm.
“Any deviation from the set time must be explained to the Board in writing. Candidates with special needs will be allowed 45 extra minutes,” he noted.
The candidates are always asked to be at the examination hall at least 30 minutes before the start of the examination ready to be identified and checked.
According to Odong, “Any candidate who comes more than 15 minutes late from the start of an examination will not be allowed to sit the examination.”
He said all students will have to present themselves at the entrance to the examination hall for checking by the chief invigilator/invigilators.
He further asked candidates not to indulge in any form of examination malpractice and smuggling unauthorised materials like notes, text books into the examination rooms.
Meanwhile, briefing for the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) examinations will be done on November 8. Candidates will sit for their first paper on November 11 until December 2 while for PLE, candidates will be briefed on November 1 and write their examinations on November 2 and 3.