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Ban on public transport affected day one of UCE examinations in Mubende

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

The first day of Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations yesterday -Monday was generally incident-free, police and invigilators said, but a ban on public transport to stem spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) delayed delivery and sitting of the papers in Mubende and Kassanda districts.

President Museveni imposed a localised lockdown on the two districts, the epicentres of Ebola, on Saturday and banned operations of boda bodas and commuter taxis, the most-in-use transportation means, among stringent restrictions.

Following the early morning mess during which some students found themselves trekking 10 kilometres, and invigilators sent to resident district commissioners for special permits to authorise them use boda bodas, the government promised a possible review of the measure.

Earlier in the day, Education minister Janet Museveni tweeted her best wishes to Senior Four candidates who need the UCE examination results to transition to A-Level or pursue certificate and diploma course.