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No need to verify academic credentials, UNEB eases road to 2021 elections

KAMPALA- Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has eased on the grip on verifying academic credentials for those aspiring for different political seats in the country.

Ugandans are gearing up for the 2021 general elections and as guided by the law, candidates vying for different political positions must have specific education levels for the positions they wish to stand for.

In an earlier communication, any aspiring candidate had to obtain an introductory letter from the respective school(s) and submit copies of the certificates together with a national identity card to UNEB for verification before nomination.

However in a new communication, aspiring candidates who have their original Advanced level (A level) certificate need not verify with UNEB.

UNEB will verify and issue letters of verification to those who may have lost their documents; this will only be upon application by the applicant.

Applications shall remain to be submitted online as earlier communicated.

“In regard to candidates wishing to equate qualifications obtained from Uganda or outside to the level of Advanced Certificate, the person shall equate his qualifications through the production of a certificate issued to them by the National Council for Higher Education in consultation with UNEB” UNEB Secretary General Dan Odongo said in a statement.

A huge number of legislators have in recent times been pushed out of the parliamentary building and legislation citing insufficiency and fake academic papers.


Juma Mubiru
Mubiru passionately believes his journalism should bring to the fore the voices of the voiceless. Mubiru tries in his journalism to ask tough questions to those in positions of authority. “Journalism that changes lives is my goal,”


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