5 September 2017

Uganda: UNEB Releases 2017 Exam Timetables

O-levels begin on October 16 to November 20, PLE November 2 to 3 and UACE November 13 to December 5

Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) has today released timetables for the October/November examinations for all the three levels of examinations this year.

In a statement, Uneb spokesman Hamis Kaheru has advised teachers, parents and candidates to prepare for the exams early.

"Prospective candidates are advised to contact their head teachers to confirm their registration status. Students not yet registered should try next year," Kaheru is quoted as saying.

He added that registration for the 2017 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE), Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) has ended.

Parents can check the registration status by typing; Reg [space] full index number & send to 6600 on only MTN and Airtel networks. Using a smartphone or internet, verification can be done via the Uneb page https://ereg.uneb.ac.ug/reg_status. The page also comes with a photograph of the candidate.

According to Kaheru, registers have been issued to heads of centers for crosschecking while those who have not received theirs are encouraged to consult their area supervisors or district inspectors of schools.

Recently, Uneb executive secretary Dan Odongo indicated that at least 1,072,740 candidates had registered for exams at all three levels this year compared to last year's 1,068,352.

According to the timetables, PLE candidates will start writing their exams on November 2 with Mathematics and Social Studies and Religious Education before ending on November 3 with Integrated Science and English.

The papers, where no extra time is to be allowed, will last 2hrs and 15 minutes save for mathematics with 2hrs and 30 minutes. Uneb has, however, given 45 extra 45 minutes for each paper to candidates with special needs.

Odongo has advised head teachers and P7 teachers to ensure that candidates are carefully briefed and where possible, parents are encouraged to attend the briefing session on November 1.

UCE candidates will be briefed on October 13 while the first papers; 535/3 Physics (practical) and 612/2 IPS Still Life/Nature will be written on October 16, 2017. Candidates will end their exams on November 20 with Technical, Mechanical, Building and electrical papers.

On November 10, briefing of UACE candidates will start. On November 13, the candidates will write their exams starting with European History III; History: World Affairs 4 and Mathematics 1.

In the afternoon, candidates will write History, Economic and Social History of East Africa and Mathematics 2 papers. UACE exams will end on December 5 with various language subjects.

Odongo has warned that the board will publish the names of all candidates, supervisors, invigilators, schools or anyone who will be found having involved themselves in any form of examination malpractice.

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