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UNEB to grade current senior three students on continious assement

The Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) will partially grade the current Senior Three students using marks attained through continuous assessment (class work) when they sit for the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) exams next year, Ministry of Education officials have said.

The learners are the first to use the new lower secondary school curriculum, which is competence-based.

According to the new curriculum, 20 percent of the final UCE results will come from the continuous assessment done by the schools from the time the learners join Senior Three, while 80 percent will come from the final exam itself. 

In an interview with the media yesterday, the deputy director of research and consultancy at the Uganda National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC), Mr Christopher Muganga, said whereas schools are required to submit all the marks of the learners since they joined Senior One in 2021, the 20 percent will come from the Senior Three syllabus.

The new curriculum allows students to study only 12 subjects in Senior One and Two, with 11 of these being compulsory and one elective.