The Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) has released the detailed time-table for this year’s Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE).
According to a statement signed by Dan Odongo, the executive secretary of Uneb, PLE shall be done on November 5th and 6th.
Candidates will start with Mathematics in the morning of November 5th and do Social Studies in the afternoon. Morning papers shall start at 9.00 am while those in the afternoon shall commence at 2.00 PM
On November 6th, candidates shall sit for the Science paper in the morning and then English in the afternoon.
Odongo said that mobile phones shall not allowed in and around examination rooms.
He said the following are some examples of malpractice, which will lead to disqualification of a candidate and cancellation of the entire results;
- Smuggling of unauthorised material inside the examination room.
- Copying from one another or collusion.
- External assistance given by teachers, supervisors, invigilators and any other persons.
- Prior knowledge of examination questions (leakage).
- Impersonation (i.e. hiring somebody else to sit the examination).
- Another person, rather than the duly registered candidate sitting the examination.
- Improper behaviour e.g. making noise, disobeying, threatening and attacking Scouts, Supervisors, Invigilators etc.
- Substitution of examination scripts.
- Irregularity e.g. taking longer time than that stated on the Question Paper.
- Any other cases that shall be deemed to have interfered with the proper conduct of the examination.
- Teaching of candidates after briefing.
- Writing another candidate’s Index No. or name on your script.
“The board will publish the names of all candidates, supervisors, invigilators, schools or anyone who will be found having involved themselves in any form of examination malpractice,” Odongo warned.