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Uganda National Examination Board (Uneb) has asked school heads to display registers of candidates for this year’s final examinations.
In an August 11 circular, the Uneb executive director, Mr Daniel Odongo, asked the heads to put up the lists effective last Saturday.
The directive comes two months to the start of the national examinations beginning with Uganda Certificate of Education.


Mr Odongo said schools should also avail copies of the candidates’ register to the district education office for display.
He said this is a legal requirement of the Uneb Act, which compels examination centres to display candidates’ lists 60 days before the examinations start.


“The registers should be displayed in a conspicuous place at the school notice board to enable candidates review and confirm status of registration as well as their bio-data, ”Mr Odongo said.
The exercise is aimed at notifying parents and students about the registration status of the learners.


“Please ensure that both parents are informed of the display exercise in time to avoid contradictions. It is important that a candidate signs a parallel register as a way of confirming their bio-data,” he added.
The exam body requires candidates at primary school level to present authentic bio data, correctly spelt names in the right order and date of birth.


Learners are also required to present a copy of a genuine birth certificate to the school to facilitate accurate data capture and ensure consistency.


According to Uneb’s roadmap, national examinations kick off on October 14 to November 18 for the Uganda Certificate Education while Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education exams begin on November 18 to December. Primary Leaving Examinations will commence on November 7.

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