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UNEB Sets Deadline for Verifying Academic Documents for Political Aspirants


Uganda National Examinations Board – UNEB has set deadlines for submission of the application of verification letters of people aspiring for different political positions in the coming general election.

Electoral laws require that all prospective aspirants for positions of president, Member of Parliament or district chairpersons to have a minimum formal education of advanced level standards by UNEB or its equivalent.

Letters of verification of results are one of the basic requirements an aspirant present to the commission two months before nominations.

According to UNEB Executive Secretary Dan Odong, aspiring candidates for local government elections have up to July 2 to submit their applications, while August 4 is for parliamentary aspirants and August 24 for presidential aspirants.

Aspirants are requested to obtain introductory letters from their former schools and their certificates to be verified, plus a copy of their national identity cards.

Jennifer Kalule Musumba, UNEB’s principal public relations officer, explains that candidates whose former schools no longer exist will be required to have a document from the district education authorities detailing the fate of the said school.


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