The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda has confirmed to its candidates that examinations will be held this December.
The Institute, through Public Accountants Examinations Board (PAEB), has announced that it has opened for examinations registration from September 30, 2020 to November 15, 2020, in preparation for the December 2020 examinations.
Speaking about the development, CPA Derick Nkajja, Chief Executive Officer ICPAU said that since the candidates were allowed to resume their studies starting October 1, all is set for the accountants to do their examinations.
“During the Presidential address of Sunday, 20 September 2020, the President allowed educational institutions to open for candidate classes. In our case, you are all candidates because of the course being modular,” Nkajja said.
“The students who are not registered for examinations have an opportunity to register. We, however, won’t entertain late registration. The students who are already registered need not to register again unless they want to make adjustments on their registration such as change of Papers, withdrawal, or switching of examinations centres,” he added.
Nkajja noted that the PAEB has carefully considered the prevailing situation and agreed to hold an examinations diet before the year 2020 ends.
The Board, he further explained, considered another examinations diet which is scheduled for early next year to facilitate students’ progression due to the lost diets.
The schedule for examinations is as follows;
Friday 18 to Tuesday 22 December, 2020.
All examinations centres – Confirmed
Monday 2 to Friday 5 March, 2021
All examinations centres -Tentatitive
The institute says there is need for the students to appreciate and understand the prevailing circumstances that have drastically altered many aspects of operations.
“The examinations shall be conducted through a weekend because of venue challenges for Kampala centre,” Nkajja said.
“You may all be aware, the usual venue, Nambole Stadium, is now a COVID-19 treatment centre, thus not available. So, to observe the Standard Operating Procedures for educational institutions’ activities, we need to secure another venue which will be communicated soon. For your safety during examinations, expect a lot of changes in how the examinations will be conducted,” he added.
PAEB further reminds the candidates to utilise this time and opportunity to make thorough preparations and register on time for examinations as they keep observing the SOPs issued by the Ministry of Health.