The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) and the Ministry of Education will on Friday this week release the results of the 2020 examinations for the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) candidates.
This is the second set of the national examination results to be released after the 2020 Primary Leaving Examination Results that were released about two weeks ago.
Speaking to KFM yesterday (on Monday), Mr. Patrick Muinda, the ministry spokesperson, said the UNEB officials will on Wednesday this week brief the education minister Mrs. Janet K Museveni on the students’ performance ahead of the results release.
Mr Muinda said the release of results will be conducted under strict observance of Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs).
All officers from the Ministry of Education, Uneb, and journalists are required to test for Covid-19 before accessing the venue.
The UNEB delegation will be led by the Chairperson of the Board, Prof. Mary J.N. Okwakol, and the UNEB Executive Director Mr. Dan N. Odongo.
The release of UCE examinations comes at a time when the Ministry of Education has not yet conducted Senior One selection that is usually conducted before Senior Four results are released.
This means that once the lockdown is lifted, the Ministry of Education will have to conduct Senior One and Five selections.
During the release if the 2020 PLE results, Ms Museveni said the Ministry of Education will set dates for Senior One selection after the lockdown has been lifted.
According to Daily Monitor’s UCE Statistics, a total of 333,889 candidates registered for 2020 UCE from 3,935 examination centres of which 49.8 percent were male and 50.1 percent were female.
A total of 148,135 of the candidates are under the Universal Secondary Education (USE) while 185,754 candidates are Non-USE.