Over 150 senior four candidates
of Faith and Premier Progressive Secondary school in Lira City East did not up
ahead of their Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) Exams that start this
morning. UCE exams commence this morning according to the Uganda National
Examinations Board-UNEB Timetable.
Erick Ocan, the headteacher of Faith SS, says that they are unable to trace
over 100 registered while over 50 candidates are unaccounted for at Premier
According to Ocan,
they suspect that some of the missing candidates could have been married off
or failed to return because of fees.
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Ocan asked the government to reopen the lower classes to mitigate the vice. James
Ocen, the proprietor of Faith and Premier Progressive School has urged all stakeholders
to put more pressure on the government to reopen schools for the remaining
Ocen said students are
at more risk at home than at school. Rev. James Okodi of Adyel PAG Church says
the lockdown caused huge damage to the education sector, which will take longer
He observed that a number of learners have become parents
while many teachers have taken over other jobs like riding Boda-bodas due to
financial hardship caused by Covid-19. Okodi encouraged the students who have managed to come back to do examinations
to have confidence and belief in God ahead.
“I want to implore all S.4
candidates preparing to begin Exam to have hope, be confident and believe in
God, you will make it, if others made it, why not you? Success to all the
candidates” he said in an interview.