By Simon Abaho
The Minister of Education, Hon. Janet Kataha Museveni, who is also the First Lady, is scheduled to release the 2020 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) results on Friday.
This is the second set of the national examinations to be released after Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) results that were released two weeks ago by the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB).
Speaking to Media, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Education, Mr Patrick Muida, said Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) will brief Hon. Janet about the performance of students on Wednesday.
Muida said the release of results will be conducted under strict observance of COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs).
He noted however that all officers from the Ministry of Education, UNEB and journalists are required to test for COVIFD-19 before accessing the venue.
The release of UCE examinations comes at a time when the Ministry of Education has not yet conducted Senior One selections which is usually done before Senior Four results are released.
This means that once the lockdown is lifted, the Ministry of Education will have to conduct Senior One and Five selections.
During the release of the 2020 PLE results, the Minister for Education said the Ministry will set dates for Senior One selection after the lockdown has been lifted.
The 42-day lockdown that was announced on June 18 elapses on Thursday but it is not clear if it will be extended.
Schools have since resorted to online admission, which is still underway in many schools despite various calls by the Ministry of Education directing school administrators to desist from this exercise.
A total of 333,889 candidates registered for 2020 UCE from 3,935 examination centers. Out of these 49.8 percent were male and 50.1 percent were female.
Out of these, a total of 148,135 of the candidates are under the Universal Secondary Education (USE) while 185,754 candidates are Non-USE.