Government has issued a new school calendar for final year students after the reopening of schools in which it has indicated that UNEB exams including PLE, UCE and UACE will be done next year.
President Museveni on Sunday allowed schools to reopen for candidate classes including P.7, S.4 and S.6 plus finalists in tertiary institutions like colleges and universities after being closed for more than six months due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
By the time the schools closed in March, the first term had not ended.
However, according to the new calendar released by the Ministry of Education and Sports Permanent Secretary, Alex Kakooza, primary, secondary and technical schools plus community polytechnics will start the second term on Monday October,15,2020 and the same will end on Friday December,18,2020 whereas the third term will commence on January,11, 2021 up to Friday,30, April, 2021.
“Holidays for the second term will run from Saturday December,19,2020 to Sunday January, 10 2021,” the new calendar reads.
According to the new school calendar, final national examinations including Primary Leaving Examinations, Uganda Certificate of Education and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education will be done between March, 1 and May,2021.
“Registration for PLE, UCE and UACE will be done between October 22 and November 20 , 2020 whereas briefing of UCE candidates will be done on February,26,2021. UCE examinations will be done between March,1 and April,6, 2021 whereas March,26, 2021 will be the date for briefing of PLE candidates,” the new school calendar reads.
According to the calendar, PLE will be done between March 30 and 31, 2021 whereas UACE candidates will be briefed on April,9,2021 before they do exams between April,12 and May,3, 2021.
The ministry however insists that the calendar is for only candidate classes and urged schools to ensure they resume studies as soon as the schools reopen so as to beat the deadlines for national exams.