2nd November, 2013 PRESS RELEASE Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) will conduct Primary Leaving Examinations

(PLE) starting on 4th and ending on 5th November, 2013. The examination will be conducted according to the timetable already issued. The table below shows the registration information for the examination:

REGISTRATION FIGURES Total 582,085 PLE 2013 No. of UPE Centres 11,506 457,071 Non-UPE 125,014 Total 565,663 Centres 11,171 PLE 2012 UPE 463,332 Non-UPE 102,331 Variance 16,422

To ensure smooth conduct and supervision of the examinations, UNEB: (a) (b) is working hand in hand with the Police, Internal Security Organisation (ISO) and other security organs to ensure security of the examinations. will deploy about 8400 scouts to monitor PLE exams. More scouts, some operating undercover, may also be deployed depending on events on the ground and the reports we shall be getting from the field.

(c) All headteachers, heads of centres, proprietors, parents and candidates are strongly warned against involving themselves in any acts of malpractice or irregularities in the examinations. Very firm action will be taken against any person who will not heed this warning. Parents are particularly encouraged to watch the conduct of exams at their children’s centres and report any anomalies immediately to safeguard the future of the children because if results are withheld or cancelled due to malpractice, the pressure eventually shifts to bear on the parents. It is painful to candidates, parents, schools and even UNEB to cancel results. Therefore, in addition to being on the lookout for malpractice, parents should desist from engaging in activities that
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undermine the smooth conduct of exams such as bribing field officers or paying for fake question papers. The public is encouraged to give information about any case of malpractice directly to the Police and UNEB on the following lines: UNEB officials: 0414-286637/9, 0772-429566, 0772-410876, 0750-773300, 0716/0703-878032. Email: uneb@africaonline.co.ug. Police officers: 0772-657551, 0711-042464, 0772-489984, 0718-464252

M.B.B. Bukenya EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

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