UNEB warns headteachers against hiking exam registration fees for candidates

UNEB cautions headteachers against hiking exam registration fees; Courtesy photo

The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has warned head teachers against inflating the registration fees for students in candidate classes.

The exam body charges Shs34,000 for PLE candidates, Shs164,000 for Senior Four students and Shs186,000 for Senior Six if the fees are paid during the normal registration period of April 1 up to May 31st.

However, UNEB will charge candidates who will register during the month of June -between June 1st – June 31, a surcharge of 100 percent for PLE registration, 50% for UCE and UACE registration.

This means, for registration in June, PLE candidates will pay UGX68,000 UCE candidates pay UGX246,000 UACE candidates 279,000. UPE late registration in July will then cost UGX68,000 UCE UGX328000 and UACE UGX372,000.

UNEB equally cautioned headteachers and school administrators to ensure that all registration fees are remitted to the board, and that students are dully registered for the exams.

According to Section 32 of UNEB ACT 2012, anyone who fails to do so, commits an offence and is liable on conviction, to a fine not exceeding 40 million shillings or a term of imprisonment not exceeding ten years.

The same punishment goes for charges fees not prescribed by UNEB and refer to it as such.

UNEB bosses, however, issued a notice to heads of government aided schools against registering private sponsored students as government sponsored candidates and anyone found indulging in such practice shall pay twice the amount that has been defrauded.



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