Uganda National Examinations Board – UNEB has set deadlines for submission of application of verification letters of people aspiring for different political positions in the coming general election.
Electoral laws require that all prospective aspirants for positions of President, Member of Parliament or District Chairpersons should have a minimum formal education of A ‘level standard by UNEB or its equivalent.
Letters of verification of results are one of the basic requirements an aspirant presents to the commission two months before nominations.
According to UNEB Executive Secretary Dan Odong, aspiring candidates for local government elections have up to July 2nd to submit their applications, while August 4th is for parliamentary aspirants and August 24th for presidential aspirants.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the process will be handled electronically on the UNEB website www.eservices.uneb.ac.ug.
However, applicants will be picking their verified hard copy letters from UNEB on appointment.
Aspirants are requested to obtain introductory letters from their former schools and their certificates to be verified, plus a copy of their national identity cards.
Jennifer Kalule Musumba, UNEB’s principal public
relations officer, explains that candidates whose former schools no longer
exist will be required to have a document from the district education
authorities detailing the fate of the said school.
All aspirants will be required to pay shilling 300,000 for each document handed in for verification.