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No major incidents recorded as UCE exams start

By: Melanie Aanyu

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

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.