By Leonard Kamugisha Akida,
Opposition Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) has appealed to headteachers and school management entities to desist from denying candidate students a chance to sit for their national exams due to unpaid school fees.
“This should not be the time of denying our daughters and sons to sit for their final examinations on financial grounds,” urged Sharon Oyat Arach, UPC spokesperson.
Arach was speaking to journalists at Uganda House when she called on headteachers and parents to resolve school fee issues on time to avoid inconveniencing candidates during examination period.
This follows the release of timetables for the 2023 Primary Leave Examination (PLE), UCE and UACE national examinations by UNEB on Wednesday, last week.
According to the released Timetables, UCE candidates will be briefed on 13th the October 2023 while and writing exams will begin on Monday 16th October 2023 and run until 17 November, while PLE candidates will be briefed on 7th November 2023,and the exams will be written on 8th and 9th of November. UACE which is the third and last series of this year’s national examinations will begin on 10 November and end on December 1, 2023.
UPC further warned parents and schools not to tolerate individuals masquerading as UNEB officials dubiously traverse parents’ homes and schools with alleged leaked examination question papers.
“With improved science and technology, such characters can print out anything to cheat or mislead the public. UPC cautions the public and schools to avoid such bad characters, and instead report them to the authorities.”