By Our Reporter
Uganda National Examinations Board has urged all schools/ Examination sitting centres for the 2023 PLE, UCE & UACE examinations to display candidates’ registers effective today, 14th August 2023.
The reminder to heads of examination centers is contained in a press statement issued on 13th August 2023 by Jennifer Kalule-Musamba, Principal PRO, UNEB.
The reminder follows a circular written to all heads of examination centers on 1st August 2023 and signed by Sebastian Ngobi for the Executive Director.
The purpose of the display is to enable candidates to review and confirm the status of registration and their bio-data.
Display of candidates’ registers is a legal requirement of the UNEB Act 2021, Article 4, Subsection 2 which compels examination centers to display candidates’ list 60 days before commencement of national examinations.
(National Examinations are set to start on October, 13, 2023 with the briefing of UCE students.)
According to the circular, where there are discrepancies in the bio-data, heads of Examination Centers should inform UNEB immediately for correction of the anomalies.
The Board will also make available the Short Message Service ( SMS) option on mobile phone handsets for candidates to confirm registration status.
One is required to know the full index number of the candidate: “Type REG, leave space, enter full index number , then send to 6600.* Where anomalies in the candidates’ bio-data are found, candidates should inform the school authorities, who should also alert UNEB through the provided procedures on the UNEB portal.
In the event that a candidate, for some reason, was not registered but has proof of having paid registration fees in time, UNEB should immediately be informed.
The concerned should come to UNEB Offices, in Ntinda or contact the Board using toll free line ; 0800-211-077; or send a message to any of the Customer care Numbers; 0760-731-261; 0776-865-556; 0777-993-335.
Parents and candidates are urged to make use of this period and confirm both registration status and correctness of the bio-data submitted.