By our reporter
The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has opted to drop the core science practical papers citing that the reasons which led to their introduction are no longer valid.
According to the board’s Executive Secretary Dan N. Odongo, the resolution was reached during the 57th meeting held on 14 November,2017.
“At its 57th meeting held on 14th November 2017 under minute 9, the board reviewed the rationale for setting the third parallel practical papers for the core science subjects, and observed that the reasons that led to their introduction were no longer valid,”said Odongo
“The board has therefore, decided to drop the third alternative practical papers 535/5, 545/5 and 553/4,” he added.
Odongo further revealed that starting 2018, the three UCE practical papers will not be set.
“With effect from 2018 UCE examination these papers will no longer be set,”
In November, government also moved to drop half of the subjects studied at Ordinary Level, saying they have become irrelevant.
The National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) proposed to drop 23 subjects and retain only 20 out of the 43.
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