Asked what those learners who never had the instruments donated by Rotary would have done come Tuesday when the examinations begins, Head Teacher Nakigudde said that the school had resorted to comforting them and then wait for God’s mercy.
On Tuesday next week, a total of 749,811 candidates are expected to sit for Primary Leaving Examinations. Following an intense study program, heads of schools in Kampala stopped the learners from going to school on Monday. The candidates have been advised to use the time to prepare themselves to sit for the examiantions that will enable them cross to secondary in the next academic year
Party Emokor, the Municipal Inspector of Schools says they have taken issues of cramming as a serious concern that needs to be handled in order to help learners, not only pass examinations but possess knowledge and skills for survival.
Data obtained from Uganda National Examinations Board shows that Amudat district registered the lowest number of first grades in the country, with only two, out of 301 candidates scoring aggregates in the first grade. Last year, only one candidate passed in Division One in the whole district.
Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony, the High Education State Minister, John C Muyingo, said more storage facilities are needed by the examination body due to the ever increasing number of candidates.
The random numbers will be used in addition to candidate numbers that are unique for each candidate. The numbers will be different for each of the examinations that will be sat for during the two-day examination period. According to UNEB, the change has been made to increase on transparency during the marking of examinations
Dan. N. Odongo, the UNEB Executive Secretary, said this at media briefing at the government owned Uganda Media Center. He it is advisable for candidates to check their registration status to avoid last minute disappointments.
The report commonly referred to as NAPE is aimed at establishing the levels of learners’ and teacher’s achievement in numeracy and literacy in English against factors such as gender, school ownership and location.