No major incidents recorded as UCE exams start
By: Melanie Aanyu
Exam body, UNEB has said they have not registered any major incidents as candidates started their Uganda Certificate of Education exams today in various centres across the country.
According to Jenifer Kalule Musamba, the UNEB spokesperson, Of a total of 349445 candidates, 175,923 of them males and 175522 females kicked off the exams today with Mathematics paper one this morning and paper two, later in this afternoon.
She said despite the the lockdown in Mubende and Kassanda districts due the Ebola virus all went well.
The UNEB publicists explained that of the candidates, 114,200 (32.7%) of the candidates are funded under the Universal Secondary Education (USE) programme, while 69 are inmates whereas 519 are special needs candidates.
She explained that the exams are the first to be conducted in accordance with the new UNEB Act passed last year and that to this, they have deployed a total of 1595 security personnel to be on the lookout for any suspicious activity.