The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) boss has revealed that the Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) will be released next week as schools countrywide prepare to open for the new academic year 2023.
While appearing before the Parliamentary Education Committee , the executive director of UNEB, Mr Daniel Odongo, said marking of PLE and the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) exams ended before Christmas.
“The PLE exams were marked at 13 centers by 5,544 examiners. Marking of UCE examinations has also ended,” Mr. Odongo said.
We are finalizing a few things at the headquarters in Ntinda, Kampala, before we start releasing them consecutively,” he added.
The team was appearing before Parliament to defend their budget framework paper for the Financial Year 2023/2024.
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Makerere University administration has suspended the late registration fee penalty to students.
Previously, students who failed to register with the university within the first two weeks of the semester were required to pay a fine of Shs50,000 for late registration.
However, the university guild president, Lawrence Alionzi recently, wrote to the university administration, asking for waiving of the surcharge.
Alionzi had cited economic hardships parents and guardians were facing especially in the aftermath of Covid-19 lockdown, as one of the reasons the Shs50,000 fine ought to be waived.
Now, in a letter dated January 9, 2023, the university Vice Chancellor, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe has approved the guild’s request to lift the surcharge.
“This is to confirm that your request to waive the surc...
The Ministry of Health, Dr. Ruth Aceng has officially declared Uganda free from the deadly Ebola virus.
Addressing journalists, the minister said that having spent two incubation cycles of 21 days each, making a total of 42 days yesterday January, 10, 2023, since the discharge of last confirmed case on 30th November 2022, Uganda is now Ebola free.
“Having registered no new Ebola case, despite sustained intense surveillance both at the epicenter districts and nationally, I now confirm that all transmission chains have been fully interrupted and take this opportunity to declare that the outbreak is over and Uganda is now free of active Ebola transmission,” Dr. Aceng said.
In September last year, Uganda confirmed an outbreak of Ebola caused by Sudan ebolavirus in Mubende and Kassanda distri...
Moments of sorrow, wailing and sympathy rocked Kasanga village in Katuugo town council in Nakasongola district on Monday afternoon as the residents buried the torso of 8-year-old Yasin Sserunga at his ancestral home.
Sseruga, a former pupil of Destiny Primary School disappeared from his parent’s home at Kisule Butanza village in Luwero district on Saturday afternoon.
He went missing at around 1 pm shortly after his sister left him outside the house.
His body was recovered on Sunday morning following an alert from a casual laborer who found it hanging on a tree without the head, fingers, or toes.
Sserunga’s torso was laid on Monday amidst calls from bereaved family members and residents for justice as well as the search for the missing parts.
The deceased’s father, Yasin Sserunga described ...