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UNEB Registers Over 1.3 Million Candidates for 2024 Examinations, a 6% Increase from Last Year

Jennifer Kalule-Musamba, the spokesperson of Uganda National Examinations Board

Kampala, Uganda – The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has announced a significant increase in the number of candidates registered for the 2024 examinations.

According to Jennifer Kalule-Musamba, the Principal Public Relations Officer of UNEB, a total of 1,302,650 candidates have registered for the examinations, representing a 6% increase from last year’s registration.

“This is a significant increase in the number of candidates registering for the examinations,” Kalule-Musamba said. “We are pleased to see an increase in the number of students seeking to access education in the country.”

The registrations are for the Primary Leaving Examination (PLE), Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE), and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) examinations. Kalule-Musamba noted that the increase in registrations is a testament to the government’s efforts to improve access to education in the country.

As the country transits to a new curriculum, UNEB is also conducting a one-off Transitional Examination (UCE-TE) based on the old curriculum, giving candidates who qualify an opportunity to be assessed under the old curriculum. Candidates have until June 21st, 2024, to register for this examination.

The registration process is still ongoing, with late registration currently underway until the end of the month. Kalule-Musamba urged candidates who have not yet registered to do so before the deadline.

“We urge all eligible candidates to take advantage of the ongoing registration process to secure their chances of sitting for the examinations,” she said.

The UNEB spokesperson also announced that the board is conducting a one-off Transitional Examination based on the old curriculum, targeting candidates who sat for the UCE in 2023 or earlier and those who did not sit for the examination but had registered.

For further information, Kalule-Musamba advised candidates to call the UNEB Toll-Free Line on 0800-111-427.


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