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Primary Leaving Exams (PLE) To Begin on Friday with Candidates’ Briefing

The Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) for P.7 candidates will begin with the candidate’s briefing this Friday March 26, 2021, the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has confirmed.

According to the UNEB Spokesperson, Jennifer Kalule-Musumba, they are in the final preparation stages for the and the exams will officially start this Friday.

“The candidates will write their first examinations on March 30 and 31, 2021. We don’t expect classes to take place after the briefing of the candidates. Any such action will be regarded as examination malpractice,” she said.

Kalule noted that a total of 749,811 candidates were registered for this year’s PLE and examinations will be conducted across the 14,300 registered examination centres countrywide.

68.4 % (513,091) of these candidates, the board revealed, are funded by the government under the Universal Primary Education Program (UPE). Of the total candidature, 53% (395,855) are females and 47% are males.

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The board warned schools and people against engaging in any form of examinations malpractice.

“UNEB strongly warns all persons who are contemplating involvement in any form of examination malpractice, that the Board will be very harsh with them. We are aware that there are people who have been vending what they call PLE papers, which are obviously fake.

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We caution the public not to be duped into such erroneous engagements. We would also like to warn the public against circulating anything purported to be an examination paper either through social media or any other means. If found, you too may be held culpable of involvement in examinations malpractice,” the board noted.

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