Uganda National Examination Board (NEB) has warned all schools against violating the pandemic rules by holding school celebrations over the 2020 PLE results.
Students can easily get exposed to the deadly virus during such risky settings, according to a statement from the examination board.
“Therefore, all Head teachers are advised to either postpone the school celebrations to some future time when schools are reopened or hold a virtual celebration. Remember there are harsh consequences in form of fines, penalties and punishments for COVID-19 offenders,” the Friday statement reads in part.
The Minister of Education, Ms Janet Museveni, will release the results this morning at State House Entebbe.
This is the first set of exams to be released by the Education ministry and Uganda National Examination Board (Uneb).
Of 749,761 candidates, 395,855 (53 per cent) females and 353,957 males (47 per cent) registered for PLE from 14,300 centres.
The principal public relations officer of Uganda Examination Board (Uneb), Ms Jenipher Kalule, said the performance of pupils who sat for the exams under Covid-19 restrictions is comparable to that of the previous years.
Ms Jenipher said: “The release of exams will be conducted in observance of the Covid-19 standard operating procedures. Multiple media and communication channels both conventional and social will be utilised with live broadcast to ensure public access.”
Meanwhile, Ms Kalule said heads of school will be informed on when to pick the hard copies of results.
Hard copies are normally used by parents to get placements for their children in Senior One.
Parents will be able to access results of their children on their mobile phones .