Breaking

UNEB Breaks Ground For UGX 20 billion Storage Facility

Top story
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.
The minister of Higher Education, John C Muyingo breaks ground on the UNEB Storage Facility in Kyambogo

Audio 2

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.

The construction 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.  

//Cue in: "With expansion of...   

Cue out...this structure."//

 

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. 

"We know 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.

//Cue in; "If you do...  

Cue out...we need."//

 

According to Odongo, the examination body stores more than 2 million papers during every examination cycle in form of examination scripts and answer sheets.