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Candidates Endure Rain On Day Two of UACE Exams

Another morning downpour in Kampala soaked several candidates sitting the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education UACE examinations as the exercise entered its second day across the country.
15 Nov 2016 13:11
Another morning downpour in Kampala soaked several candidates sitting the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) examinations as the exercise entered its second day across the country.

Yesterday, the commencement of the exams in Kampala was characterised by absence of invigilators, late arrival of examination questions papers and power outage caused by the morning downpour.

Today, several candidates in at least 20 sitting centres across Central and Nakawa Divisions of Kampala endured the heavy downpour as they prepared to write Economics and Chemistry examination papers.

Clare Nduhura, the Head-teacher City High SS said more than 10 of the 180 candidates arrived awfully wet for the morning examinations though the situation was not so nervous to cause an alarm.

Candidates sitting from Uphill College Mbuya, Kyambogo College, Kololo S.S, the day section of Bishop Cipriano Kihangire Senior Secondary School in Biina, and Kitante Hill centres were not spared either.

Eva Konde, the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) Area Supervisor deployed at the exams storage facility at Jinja Road Police Station said today's exams materials departed early enough without delays. The storage facility serves schools in Kibuli, Luzira, Nakawa and Kololo areas.

Konde told URN that delays in some of the sitting centres could be as a result of heavy road traffic in and around the city. She said generally, the rain did not cause alarming disruptions today compared to Monday.

When contacted, Bishanga Katungi, the coordinator of National Examination Monitoring Unit in the Uganda Police Force, said some reported delays were not more than 20 minutes which could not cause an uproar in the exams process.

UNEB Executive Secretary Dan N. Odongo said that 500 Police personnel from the National Examination Monitoring Unit have been engaged in safeguarding the exams and maintenance of security at storage facilities.

According to Odongo, the board has deployed 727 scouts and about 8,000 invigilators to monitor the conduct of UACE examinations throughout the country. This year UACE registered 104,361 candidates; 61,834 males and 42,527 females from 1887 centres.

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