Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony, the High Education State Minister, John C Muyingo, said more storage facilities are needed by the examination body due to the ever increasing number of candidates.
Uganda National Examinations
Board-UNEB has broken ground for the Shillings 20 billion examination storage
facility at its offices in Kyambogo.
The three storied building with
provide 2,000 square meters of office space. It is going to house offices
and storage facilities for printed exams.
The construction work, which
kicked off on Tuesday is expected to be completed by November 2021.
work is being undertaken by Techno Three Uganda Limited in partnership with PS
Constructions while El Arch's Partnership is the project consultant.
Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony, the
High Education State Minister, John C Muyingo,
said more storage facilities are needed by the examination body due to the ever
increasing number of candidates.
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According to Muyingo, government has so far released Shillings
10 billion for the construction works. He said the remaining money will be
released during the 2020/2021 financial year.
Humphrey Bukuutu, an architect on the project, says part of
the building will be put to use as construction continues.
that the facility is urgently needed and we have planned to carry out sectional
completion. We hope that the ground floor will be completed and occupied as we
complete works on the building," Bukuutu explained.
Dan N Odongo, the UNEB Executive Secretary, says the new
facility will help reduce on the amount of money the board has been spending to
rent storage facilities.
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According to Odongo, the examination body stores more than 2
million papers during every examination cycle in form of examination scripts
and answer sheets.