Senior four candidates that do German language as a subject were on Thursday forced to leave part of the examination undone after it was discovered that a section of the paper did not match the questions set. Samuel Gittah, Director of Studies at Mengo Senior School, one of the schools affected, says they discovered after the exam had started that two parts of the paper did not match. Gittah says the dictation part of the exam did not match the questions that were set.
Leaders in Kabarole district have called for investigations into the rampant cases of examination malpractices. Kabarole district has in the past two months been in the spotlight after the Uganda National Examinations Board- UNEB withheld Primary PLE, Ordinary Level UCE and Advanced Level UACE results of several candidates on allegations of cheating.
An on spot visit by URN to some of the schools in Kampala, among others Kitante Hill, Kololo SS and City High SS, some students expressed sureness to produce good results from the month long-running exams. However, a number of fee-defaulting students of Kitante Hill School were visibly turned off at the school gate pending commitment from their guardians.
Of the total number of the registered candidates, 143,369 are USE candidates, while 167,161 are non-USE candidates. While the number of USE candidates has reduced this year, the number of non-USE candidates has short up by over 1500 candidates.