Joseph Ojur, Amuria district inspector of schools says floods disrupted the distribution of examination scripts as some roads were cut off.
Floods disrupted the distribution of scripts in the just concluded Primary Leaving Examinations in Amuria district cutting off eight schools. The most affected schools are Iyalakwe, Nyanda, Amootom, Amare, Oloboi, Okoboi, Amaseniko, Angatuny and Angica primary schools. As a result of the floods, candidates from the affected schools were relocated to other schools.
Joseph Ojur, Amuria district inspector of schools says floods disrupted the distribution of examination scripts as some roads were cut off. Ojur says they were forced relocated the candidates from the affected schools to other centers. He however says that some of the candidates had to trek for 18 kilometers to the examination center, which affected the starting time for the examinations.
Ojur says it took more than two hours to deliver examination scripts to centers in Obalanga and Kapelebyong sub counties. According to Ojur UNEB only deployed seven distributors of the exams forcing them to hire five more to cover the entire district. Francis Ecodu Okwaru, the Head teacher Amootom primary school says the 38 candidates from his school trekked for 15 kilometers to Agonga primary school to sit their examinations. Amootom primary school was submerged by the floods, which has also made it inaccessible.
Hilary Ewaru, the head teacher Angatuny Primary school says the access road to the school is cut off. He however says that only one of the 24 candidates who registered for PLE exams at the school didn’t turn up. Ewaru says the candidates had to walk for about eight kilometers to do PLE. There are 53 PLE sitting centers with a total of 4,423 registered candidates.