UCE exams to Commence this afternoon .

The UCE UNEB exams for the year 2023 are set to officially commence this afternoon with briefing of the candidates at the registered centres. This has been revealed by the director of UNEB Dan .N. Odongo while addressing journalists at Uganda media centre earlier today.

Speaking at the press briefing in Kampala, Mr. Odongo Dan who is the executive director of UNEB disclosed how briefing of the candidates will officially take place this afternoon at all the centres countrywide.

"The UCE exams for the 2023 candidates officially begins today afternoon with the briefing of the candidates which will start at 2:00pm and that marks the start.”

Mr. Dan however mentioned some of the exams that have already been completed by the UCE students in the past with some including home science.

"we would want to remind you that we have had other exams going on namely the practicals in the home sciences and exams in foreign languages in French, Germany and Chinese those will come to an end today then candidates will be briefed today.”

He further warned all teachers and candidates to desist from any intended act of malpractice during exams, stressing that it will lead to cancellation of their entire exams if caught.

"candidates must note that involvement in malpractice in one paper shall lead to the cancellation of the results of the whole examination.” Said the director 

Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the Uganda police force Afande Fred Enanga revealed how they have deployed about 1,000 officers countrywide to ensure maximum security to the candidates during the examination period.

"All our teams comprising of criminal investigations, crime intelligence, general duties among others are ready and prepared like the E.D indicated we are deploying slightly about 1,000 police officers and members of the sister security agencies in the policing of these exams.”he said

Enanga also noted some of the roles the police officers will be tasked with at different UNEB examination centres a number of which includes safe exportation of the exams as he revealed

“teams shall be actively involved in the protection, transportation, storage and delivery of the UNEB exams and materials in coordination with the UNEB teams.” Said the spokesperson

According to UNEB  a total of 364,470 candidates are registered for this year's UCE examination, an increase of 4.3% from last year’s 349,445 candidates.

Of these, 184,014 (50.5%) are females, while 180,456 (49.5%) are males and will sit for the final exams from 3,863 Centres countrywide

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