KAMPALA– The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has pushed further the release of 2020 national examination results following the recently modified covid19 Standard Operating Procedures released by the President.
According to UNEB, the programme to release the 2020 results had been scheduled to be before the end of June starting with Primary Leaving Examination, but now the release will take a little longer, though the actual date is yet to be specified.
The Board Public Relations Officer, Ms. Jennifer Kalule, says the programme has been affected by the new COVID19 restrictions that were announced by the president last Friday.
Kalule says currently the UNEB offices are completely closed yet they had a few issues to work on some of which require staff to be physically present.
Besides the lockdown, Kalule also adds that the delay of swearing-in of new ministers also affected their program.
”We still need to wait for the swearing-in of the line ministers who are the authorities that are part and parcel to the exam release “says Musumba.
Although schools are currently closed, Musumba notes that UNEB needs to ensure that examination results are set to be released earlier so as to fit in the available school calendrer.
For instance, according to the school calendrer, the 2021 academic year is scheduled to begin on September 20, 2021. Musumba asserts that by this time results and other processes like school selection should have been completed to ensure that learners begin off their studies without any delay.