June 17, 2024

Uneb hires 14,000 teachers to mark PLE, UCE exams

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The Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) has hired 14,000 teachers to expedite the marking of student scripts. The exam body indicates that about 6,000 teachers have been invited to mark Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE), while 8,000 others have been contracted to deal with the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) exams.

Ms. Kalule told uncoveredug news reporters that “we are preparing for the marking of the scripts for the two levels of PLE and UCE. The candidates for UACE will finish writing the papers this Friday, December 1, but quite a number of them completed writing their papers last Friday.”

“The marking process will go on until the end of December, and we expect to release the first set of results, which is PLE, during the third week of January 2024,” the Uneb spokesperson, Ms. Jennifer Kalule, told a media briefing in Kampala yesterday.

However, she further revealed that the exercise kicked off in 33 marking centers in the districts of Kampala, Wakiso, and Mukono. Additionally, of the 33 marking centers, 13 will be used for marking PLE scripts, while 20 are for marking UCE and UACE.

“We cannot reveal where exactly our marking centers are, but they are within Kampala, Wakiso, and Mukono for easy coordination, Ms. Kalule added. This year’s PLE examinations started with a briefing of candidates on November 7, and the examinations were written on November 8 and 9.

In conclusion, UCE examinations started on October 13 and ended on November 17. At his level, a total of 364,421 candidates registered, with 184,064 being female and 180,357 being male. Uneb had 3861 examination centers.

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