Uganda National Examination Board has replaced long serving Executive Secretary Mathew Bukenya.
UNEB board named Bukenya’s deputy in charge of secondary Dan Nokrach Odongo as the incoming Executive Secretary.
Mr Bukenya has been heading Uneb for the last 17 years but his position had been advertised in 2013 amidst reports that President Yoweri Museveni had verbally ordered its renewal for another term. The then Uneb Chairman Fagil Mandy had decided to carry on with the recruitment process which met resistance from the Ministry of Education top officials.
Mr Bukenya retired as an accountant in Uneb after clocking 60 years but was recalled in 1997, after a year in retirement to act as secretary.
Eagle Online, has seen a copy of the letter written by Education Minister Jessica Alupo to UNEB chairperson, Prof. Mary Okwakol in which she acknowledges receiving her letter on the same matter.
Maj. Alupo was replying an earlier letter written by Prof. Okwakol presenting Dan Nokrach Odongo as the best candidate for the job. Okwakol in her letter did indicate that “Mr Odongo” emerged the best in interviews after beating other candidates.