The Uganda National Examinations Board has completed marking the 2014 Primary Leaving Examinations. Uneb spokesperson Hamis Kaheru says the exercise ended December 12 and the board is now verifying and processing the results.
Kaheru yesterday attributed the early completion to timely disbursement of marking and accommodation fees from the Finance ministry.
“This year has been better than last year where we had lots of financial glitches,” Kaheru told The Observer by telephone.
The board faced challenges in the marking of the 2013 exams after the Finance ministry allegedly delayed to disburse Shs 6.5bn to facilitate PLE, O-level and A-level examiners. This pushed marking and verification of PLE exams into January 2014 and the subsequent release of results to the end of January – affecting this year’s education calendar.
But Kaheru said this year’s results for the over 600,000 candidates that registered with Uneb would be handed to the Education ministry for release by January 15, 2015. He added that marking of O-level exams was on schedule and expected to end before Christmas.
“O-level results will be ready by the end of January. A-level marking will start in January and the results are expected in mid-March as usual,” he said.
Source : The Observer