UNEB denies pressuring parents with exams registration fees during lockdown

Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has dismissed reports that it is stressing parents by starting registration of candidates and demanding for examinations fees at this time when the country is from focused on fighting the spread of coronavirus.

UNEB Principal Public Relations Office Jennifer Kalule in a Sunday April 26 release to journalists assured parents that no candidate has been registered.

“This is completely false,” because online of candidates for the year 2020 examination was due to start on April 1 2020 but was halted following a directive by President Museveni.

“Due to lockdown announced by President Museveni. UNEB accordingly on March 19 2020 communicated to the public that registration of candidates would be put on hold until schools resume,” Ms. Kalule said.

She said UNEB hasn’t sent out any other notice about the commencement of registration or demanding payment of examination fees from schools.

“UNEB has also learnt that there are people who are making telephone calls to parents, purporting that UNVEB is now demanding examination fees payment,” she noted, adding “Whenever receives such call should ignore as it mostly likely the work of fraudsters.”

She appealed to the candidate to concentrate on studying from home a guided by the Ministry of Education and Sports.

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