At some centres which URN reporter visited like; Lake Side College, Luzira, invigilators had not arrived at the school 9:50 a.m. At uphill college in Nakawa examinations had to delay up to almost 10:00 due to late arrival of invigilators.
Several invigilators failed to report to their respective centres
by 8:00 a.m as Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education exams-UACE kicked off on
Examination invigilators and supervisors are an integral part of the exams team
in every school.
They are deployed in each examination room and have a key role in ensuring
that the examinations are conducted according to the UNEB guidelines.
At some centres which URN reporters visited like; Lake Side College, Luzira, invigilators
had not arrived at the school by 9:50 a.m. At uphill college in Nakawa
examinations had to delay up to almost 10:00 due to late arrival of
In Mukono, some invigilators had not picked their appointment letters while others turned up late.
Constantine Mpuuga Ssajjabi the area supervisor of Mukono Station
003 and also the headteacher Namilyango Collage says this affected their
process has caused a lot of delay.
According to the UNEB guidelines indicate, if the invigilator is absent, they should replaced.
Ssajjabi says he had to replace all the invigilators and some latecomers
this morning. He adds that he ensured that the substitutes have reached at
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In Kawempe, the substitute invigilators were also seen stranded at the storage
centre after showing up without their identification papers.
It took the area
supervisor, Sarah Mashaba, asked them to avail copies of their National Id, school Id and
“Some of them had not handed in these requirements even though they were told to
carry them. We need them to be ready for emergency deployment, nobody can be
deployed without them,” Mashaba’s insisted as some lamented that they had
forget to carry the said documents.
Jennifer Kalule, UNEB spokesperson, says it is against guidelines and examination
rules to deploy an invigilator without fulfilling the requirements.
Davis Buwembo, an examination scout in Kampala attributed the late arrival of invigilators
to the morning rain.