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Meeting with Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB)

Discussed in the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Entreprises on May 7th, 2015

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The Committee chaired by Honorable Ssemujju met with Uganda National Examinations Board on queries raised Auditor General’s reports of 2010/11 – 2012/13. UNEB is the national assessment examination body in Uganda and strives to maintain fair assessment in a bid to produce valid and reliable results.

UNEB in 2014/15 received UGX 54 billion for its operation and expects to generate UGX 40 billion internally from services like registration fees, verification fees and equating results for foreign students. Government has allocated UGX 29 billion to the board in 2015/16.

The board also told the committee that it lacked storage space and is why examination scripts were disposed of after a year. They however asserted that information on marks and other important were kept.

Some of the queries include;

UNEB had an incomplete fixed asset register contrary to the financial and accounting regulations. However, the board’s assets were evaluated by government valuer and a report will soon be availed.

The biggest part of the compound and part of the main office buildings at the Ntinda office encroach on martyrs and Kakungulu fronting roads while some areas weren’t included in the title. A resurvey of the land was carried out and the necessary documents submitted to Uganda land commission.

The board managed to collect 98.93% of their budgeted revenue not all planned activities were fully implemented by the end of the year. The capital expenditure items listed as unimplemented were being implemented in a phased manner.

Most of the queries raised in the auditor’s report were responded to with evidence that the committee will use in its report to parliament.

 

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