The object of this Bill is to reform the lar,v to provide for Uganda National Examination Board to regulate. and oversee the national examinations; and to harmonise the Uganda National Examinations Board Act with other existing government laws and policies. to define
the powers and directions of the Uganda National Examinations Board with regard to preparation, organisation and administration of national examinations: to improve the standards and quality of national examinations conducted by the Examinations Board and to
address new and emerging challenges affecting the administration and
management of national examinations.
The Bill seeks to repeal and replace the Uganda National Examinations board. Cap 137 s,which \\’as enacted in 1983. Since 1983. Uganda’s education system has undergone a number of reforms ranging from le-gal. institutional and policy framework coupled with the socio-economic changes which have affected the operations of the Examinations Board and implementation of the Act.
In addition. since the enactment of the Uganda National Examinations Board Act. Cap 137 in 1983 there are new emerging issues due to the changing educational and technological revolution that require review and additional provisions to address them. Some of the issues
include matters dealing with systematic measuring and monitoring the performance of individual pupils, students, schools. The national education system needs to be strengthened and made consistent with other legal provisions. It is therefore imperative to reform the law as
it does not meet current needs and the long-term goals of Government in the education sector.