Bobi Wine promises to scrap exam registration fees
NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, has promised to scrap examination fees for candidate classes if he is elected president.
Mr Kyagulanyi made the remarks at Kiyunga in Luuka District where he held his first campaign yesterday before proceeding to Kamuli District.
“There is no reason why parents should continue paying this fee after they have been paying fees for all the years in school. When I become president, I will scrap these fees because it is very unfair,” he said.
Currently, according to figures from Uneb each candidate is charged Shs34, 000 for registration for exams and Shs68, 000 for late registration for Primary Seven candidate.
For Ordinary Level, a candidate pays Shs164, 000 for examination registration and an additional Shs15,000 for each private candidate.
For Advanced Level, registration is Shs186, 000 for each candidate and an additional Shs18, 000 for each private candidate.
According to the Uganda National Examination Board, the money collected as registration fees is used to facilitate teachers who set examinations, print question papers, mark examinations, pay invigilators as well as facilitate the whole process of enabling candidates sit their examinations.