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Education Ministry Adjusts Opening Dates for Candidate Classes

Minister of Education and Sports Hon.Janet Kataaha Museveni (C)

The Ministry of Education has extended the opening date for the third term of school for finalists and learners in candidate classes, due to the scheduled general elections.

According to the revised school calendar, the school term which was scheduled to start on January 11, 2021, will now start on January 18, 2021, a few days after the general election.

Ugandans will go to the polls on January 14, 2021 to vote for a President, Members of Parliament and district leaders.

Alex Kakooza, the Ministry of Education Permanent Secretary says the change has been made to enable teachers, students and staff working in different educational institutions to participate in the voting.

According to the UNEB timetable, examinations are scheduled to begin on February 26, 2021, with the briefing of senior four candidates, and after that Uganda Certificate of Education-UCE examinations will commence the following week on March 1 running up to April 6, 2021.

Other candidates at primary and A’level will start their examinations with a briefing on March 26 and April 9 respectively.

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