KAMPALA — The selection process for Senior One students are set to start on Thursday, 23 and Friday 24 January.
The two day event will be held at Lugogo Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) showground, First Lady and Education minister Janet Kataha Museveni announced last week.
The first term for continuing students opens Monday, February 2, while the date for Senior One students to report has not been announced.
No projections have been given on the likely Senior One admission cut-off points for various secondary schools.
Normally, the selection exercise is attended by all headteachers across the country.
Under the selection criteria, a candidate who is not admitted to the school indicated as his first choice usually goes to the school he chose as his second choice, depending on his score.
Schools usually give priority to candidates who chose them as the first or second option.
Education minister last week also commended UNEB for the early release of the PLE results because it not only enables the students to start with others but also enables the Ministry to run other activities.
Mrs. Museveni said that the continuous poor performance of children most especially from the rural areas is the problem of the lack of meals in their schools.
The minister also ordered that the practice of giving pre-registration tests to pupils must stop immediately.
Janet Museveni said there could be more and more pupils sitting exams if only some schools can stop the behaviour of pre-registration examinations.
“Teachers must stop dictating the destiny of young people,” she warned adding that “We will sooner than later have no illiterate people. This is because, every year, the number of those who graduate at various levels increase just like it has done in these PLE2019 Results”.