As usual, some schools have already given students the demand notes for what has to be paid for exams. Can you be good to us and put in place a procedure that will first of all ensure that schools don’t cheap parents and secondly that all children/parents whose parents pay don’t get silly excuses that Head teachers stole the money.
We would love that the Ministry of Education and UNEB agree to an arrangement where parents pay into UNEB Collection Accounts then the deposit slips are collected by the schools the tallies made and returns submitted to UNEB. In such an arrangement, UNEB would not have extra work load and the parents as well as students/children will be comfortable.
The Executive Secretary
Uganda National Examinations Board
RE: My proposal below as a solution to students missing exams and head teachers cheating.
I made the submission below, and I think we have had enough as regards children missing exams and head teachers cheating parents. I pray that you implement my proposal as the solution.
From: Aggrey Kibenge
Subject: RE: Handling Exam Registration fees
To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Saturday, April 11, 2009, 11:37 AM
Received with thanks and am sure UNEB will study your suggestions and take necessary action.
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 05:57:13 -0700
Subject: Handling Exam Registration fees
The Chief Executive Officer
RE: HANDLING EXAMINATION FEES
I happen to be a parent who paid shs 108,000/- under pressure for my child who was in S 4 last year. When parents request UNEB to help receive the official examination fees they are really at pain. It was disturbing to learn from the CBS Programme of Good Friday when the PRO of UNEB was hosted and not only was the programme presenter shocked to learn that some schools were charging twice the official fee but also the parents who rang into the programme!
We ought to have solutions to these problems. The solution is simple. UNEB should open up Collection Accounts at least one bank/financial institution in a locality, have the official fee announced (and the time lag with in which payments should be done). The parents would then bank the money and submit a copy of the pay-in slip to the school and retain the third copy. The school would then submit the list of students who have to be registered together with copies of the deposit slips to UNEB. There would be no additional work by UNEB; but parents would pay the right fee for exams.
If schools have additional payments to be made; first there is no reason why these have to be requested at the time when exam fees are being submitted. I think this can be done over a period of time up to the exam time. And the parents should be clear of what they are paying for. UNEB should also be clear on what schools have to spend on say chemicals and other requirements for science practical examinations for which additional payments may be justified. It is sad that the parents are taken for a ride simply because they have to see their children sit for the papers.
THE INNOVATIONS I FRONTED FOR THE POSITION OF PRESIDENT OF UGANDA
1) A VIRTUAL CLEARING HOUSE
2) EMPLOYMENT OF ALL PEOPLE OF UGANDA (SKILLED & UNSKILLED)
3) FREE MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR ALL
4) QUALITATIVE; PRACTICAL EDUCATION FOR ALL
5) UNIFORM FEDERAL GOVERNANCE IN UGANDA
6) ENSURING A LIVING WAGE
7) ENSURING A BALANCED DIET FOR ALL
8) CONTROL OF BIRTH THROUGH EDUCATION & FAMILY PLANNING
9) PUTTING IN PLACE MEASURES TO MINIMISE CORRUPTION
10) BOOSTING AGRO – PROCESSING INDUSTRIALISATION
11) BOOSTING OUR EXPORT BASE
12) FIGHTING ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION
13) ENSURING REGIONAL POLES OF GROWTH
14) IMPLEMENTING VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FROM PRIMARY SCHOOLS
15) CATERING FOR THE ELDERLY
16) IMPLEMENTING A STUDENT LOAN SCHEME FOR HIGHER INSTITUTIONS OF LEARNING
17) SCRAPPING GOVERNMENT SPONSORSHIP
18) PROMOTION OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN ALL AREAS POSSIBLE.
19) ENSURING LITERACY FOR ALL AND TEACHING OF RIGHTS
20) ENSURING THAT GOVERNMENT OBSERVES HUMAN RIGHTS
21) THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE PREVAILS.
22) PROMOTION OF A SAVING AND INVESTMENT CULTURE
23) REDUCTION OF VAT RATE AND TAXATION RATES WHICH ARE ON THE HIGH TAX RATES MAKE BUSINESS UNCOMPETITIVE INTERNATIONALLY; FOR EXAMPLE ON FUEL
24) ABOLISHING TAXATION ON GOVERNMENT
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William Kituuka Kiwanuka