The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) is investigating the sudden drop in the number of candidates registered to take this year's primary and O-level examinations.
About 435,000 candidates are registered for this year's PLE compared to more than 445,000 last year. The number of students registered for the O-level exams this year has dropped by 364.
UNEB spokesperson, Eve Konde, says the drop was unexpected. She says UNEB opened several new examination centers, anticipating an increase in numbers.
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60 new PLE centers and 200 O-level examination centers were opened this year.
The number of students registered for A-level examinations has increased by 42.
The Primary Leaving Examinations will be conducted on November 2nd and 3rd, while the O-level exams will be held from October 16th to November 17th.
A-level exams will start on November 10th and end on December 1st and the Uganda Junior Technical Certificate exams will be conducted between the 10th and 17th of November.
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