The Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) Examination for the 2023 candidates officially starts today, Friday, October 13, 2023, with the briefing of candidates. Briefing is a very important exercise which must be conducted by the head teachers themselves.
The head teachers must explain clearly to the candidates the consequences of their not adhering to these rules and regulations. UNEB has found out that cases of irregularities and malpractice by candidates often arise from candidates receiving inadequate, or no briefing at all.
The briefing is also aligned with the national prayers and dedication for the candidates which UNEB has requested from all faith affiliations.
Candidates will, thereafter, start writing their examinations on Monday,16th October 2023, starting with Geography.
We shall deploy 1,036 security officers, 1,113 scouts and 107,941 invigilators. While high levels of integrity are expected from those we are working with, UNEB strongly warns against involvement in any form of examination malpractice.
We strongly warn the public against fraudsters purporting to have the blueprint of the UNEB examination papers and extorting huge sums of money from unsuspecting members of the public. We hereby caution the public against dealing with such people.
So far, nine key suspects have been arrested and arraigned before the court. Yesterday, six of them were remanded to Luzira Prison until October 30th, 2023. It is our plea that they be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the UNEB Act, 2021.
Candidates and all concerned must note that involvement in malpractice in one paper shall lead to the cancellation of the results of the whole examination. The Board has a toll-free line 0800-211-4277 which the public can use to report any suspected case of malpractice.