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Allow Pregnant Students to Register for Final Exams – UNEB Cautions Heads of Schools

The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has urged schools to finalize with the registration of candidates, calling on those who may have expecting students to not sideline them.

In a letter dated 11th November 2020, issued by Dan N Odong, the UNEB Executive Secretary, head teachers are reminded that the registration will end on November 30, 2020.

“As earlier communicated, there will be no room for late registration. Schools are therefore urged to ensure that they register all their candidates during this period,” Odong said.

UNEB also appealed to the heads of schools to allow students who are pregnant to register for and sit their examinations.

“We continue to appeal to heads of schools that may have pregnant candidates to allow them to register for the examinations, as a way of giving them an opportunity to continue with their education,” he stated.

Odong noted that the government will continue paying the registration fees for all candidates in government aided programs of Universal Primary Education (UPE), Universal Secondary Education (USE) and Universal Post ‘O’ Level Education and Training (UPOLET).

He re-echoed that the registration fees for the other candidates have not been changed; Shs 34,000 for PLE candidates, Shs 164,000 for UCE and Shs 186,000 for UACE candidates.

“Any additional fees levied should clearly be explained to the parents, and not referred to as UNEB registration fees. We appeal to managers of examination centres to be mindful of the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected parents financially, and as such, they must not be subjected to unfair charges,” he said.

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