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UGANDA NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS BOARD ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

INTERPRETATION.

   1.   Interpretation.

ESTABLISHMENT AND FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD.

   2.   Establishment of the board.

   3.   Seal and documents of the board.

   4.   Functions of the board.

   5.   Powers.

   6.   Composition of the board.

   7.   Meetings of the board.

   8.   Committees of the board.

   9.   Functions of the board's committees.

   10.   Composition and meetings of committees.

   11.   Remuneration of board members.

STAFF.

   12.   Secretary.

   13.   Staff of the board.

FINANCIAL PROVISIONS.

   14.   Funds of the board.

   15.   Estimates.

   16.   Accounts and audit.

   17.   Assets and liabilities.

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.

   18.   Award of certificates.

   19.   Offences and penalties.

   20.   Byelaws of the board.

   21.   Regulations.

 

CHAPTER 137
UGANDA NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS BOARD ACT.

Commencement: 19 August, 1983.

   An Act to establish the Uganda National Examinations Board, its functions, management and other matters connected therewith.

 

INTERPRETATION.

 

1.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "board" means the Uganda National Examinations Board established under section 2;

   (b)   "candidate" means a person enrolled by the board for the purposes of sitting for any of the board's examinations;

   (c)   "certificate" means a document awarded by the board which is duly signed by the authorised officers showing the results obtained by a particular candidate in examinations sat by him or her;

   (d)   "chairperson" means the chairperson of the board;

   (e)   "committee" means a committee of the board;

   (f)   "diploma" means a document awarded by the board, to persons in higher institutions, which is duly signed by the authorised officers showing the results obtained by a particular candidate in examinations sat by him or her;

   (g)   "examination material" means question papers and any other materials which are to be used by a candidate in a public examination and identified as such;

   (h)   "ex officio member" means a person who according to this Act is expected to attend meetings only by virtue of the office he or she holds in the public service.

 

ESTABLISHMENT AND FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD.

 

2.   Establishment of the board.

   (1) There is established a board to be known as the Uganda National Examinations Board.

   (2) The board shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal, and may sue or be sued in its corporate name, and may purchase, hold, manage and dispose of any property, and enter into such contracts or other transactions, as may be necessary or expedient for the discharge of its functions under this Act.

 

3.   Seal and documents of the board.

   (1) The seal of the board shall be authenticated by the signatures of the chairperson and the secretary and shall be in the custody of the secretary.

   (2) Every document purporting to be an instrument made or issued by the board and to be sealed with the seal of the board authenticated in the manner provided by this section shall be received and deemed to be such an instrument without further proof unless the contrary is shown.

 

4.   Functions of the board.

   (1) The functions of the board shall be—

   (a)   to conduct primary, secondary and such other examinations within Uganda as it may consider desirable in the public interest;

   (b)   to publish past examination papers;

   (c)   to award certificates or diplomas to successful candidates in such examinations;

   (d)   to invite any body or bodies outside Uganda, as it may think fit, and to conduct jointly academic and other examinations;

   (e)   to award acceptable certificates or diplomas to successful candidates jointly with the invited bodies;

   (f)   to invite other bodies, as it may think fit, to conduct examinations and award acceptable certificates or diplomas;

   (g)   to advise any body or bodies so invited under paragraphs (d) and (f) upon the adoption of examinations necessary for the requirements of Uganda and to assist any such body or bodies to conduct such examinations;

   (h)   to make arrangements for the conduct of research and development of examination systems; and

   (i)   to make rules regulating the conduct of examinations and for all purposes incidental thereto.

   (2) The board shall, in consultation with the Minister, release the examination results to the public within a reasonable period.

   (3) The board may, with the prior approval of the Minister, delay, cancel or withhold the examination results for a reasonable cause.

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