Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations have successfully kicked off across the country despite some districts suffering an Ebola Virus Disease outbreak.
Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB), Principal Public Relations Officer, Jennifer Kalule Musamba, said exams would go on as planned in Mubende and Kassanda districts.
“We wish to inform the public that National Examinations in Mubende and Kassanda districts will go on as originally planned, starting Monday October 17th, 2022,” she said.
According to Kalule, this follows consultations with the Ministries of Health and Education, as well as the Security.
“Contracted professionals involved in the conduct of examinations in the two districts are advised to move up to Mityana Police Station for further instructions or to contact their Area Supervisors for guidance. Those travelling should use transit vehicles through Mubende to Fort Portal or through Mubende to Kibaale.”
She said anyone conducting UNEB examinations should identify themselves by presenting an introductory letter and a copy of their National IDs to the security any other relevant officials.
The Board urged all those conducting examinations at different levels to follow the SOPS as guided by the Ministry of Health.
“Remember integrity and security in the management of examinations, the health and safety of learners, is a joint responsibility. You are therefore urged to be vigilant and responsible,” Kalule noted.
A total of 349,445 candidates registered for the forthcoming UCE Examinations.
Senior Four students started with Mathematics 1 this morning and will end the day with Mathematics 2 in the evening.