Bukenya has been extremely hard working and a good mentor to all the people he worked with. We wish him a peaceful retirement
Education Minister Jessica Alupo has applauded Uganda National Examination Board's (UNEB) outgoing executive secretary Matthew Bukenya, for leaving a clean legacy over his twenty years of service at the institution.
Addressing head teachers at the Uganda manufacturers Association main hall where they were gathered to select students for admission to senior five and technical institutes, in a speech read by Sandy Steven Tickodri Togboa the state minister for higher education, Alupo commended UNEB for the timely release of the Uganda Certificate of Education results.
"Bukenya has been extremely hard working and a good mentor to all the people he worked with. We wish him a peaceful retirement," she said.
Bukenya has been at the helm of UNEB examinations for the past 18 years. His contract expired last year but was extended to allow him complete the examination cycle. He is set to retire on March 31, 2016.
He will be replaced by his deputy Daniel Nokrach Odong, effective April 1st this year.
"With Bukenya's mentorship of Odongo over the many years when he was his deputy, we are optimistic that UNEB will continue to shine in terms of Examinations management and clean administration," she said.
Bukenya will release his final set of senior six examinations at 10:00am tomorrow, at the Uganda Manufactures Association show grounds.
A total of 102,027 registered for last year's UACE exams from 2003 exam centers, compared to 108,357 that sat the previous year.
Only 20,930 of these registered under the Universal Post O 'Level Education Training programme (UPOLET), while 81,097 were under the private sponsorship programme.