Some of the affected schools were Nakasero Primary School, St Martin KCCA Primary School in Mulago and Kitante Primary School. Rogers Nambuli, the headteacher Nakasero Primary School, says when they noticed that ten scripts were missing, they informed the KCCA area supervisor.
National Examination Board-UNEB experienced a technical glitch on the last
day of the Primary Leaving Examinations- PLE resulting to a number of schools
receiving fewer or more examination scripts compared to the number of registered
the affected schools were Nakasero Primary School, St Martin KCCA Primary
School in Mulago and Kitante Primary School.
Rogers Nambuli, the headteacher Nakasero Primary School, says when they noticed
that ten scripts were missing, they informed the KCCA area supervisor.
“We were racing against time as pupils were already in the room waiting to
start. We had to call the area supervisor and the team at KCCA who directed us
on what to do. I had to drive to Bat Valley in the company of the invigilator
to pick scripts,” Nambuli narrates.
Bat Valley Primary School who had registered 90 candidates had received over
Dan Odongo, the Executive Secretary UNEB who declined to reveal that exact technological
glitch says that it will not happen again.
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papers are printed at the UNEB printer in Kyambogo where they are supposed to
be packed in different UNEB assigned envelopes. At the printery, scripts for
each school are sent according to the number of candidates registered by UNEB.
The examination body also includes an excess of two papers in case of an
source at UNEB who preferred anonymity explains that at the printery, there are
different machines that play different roles in the examination printing
process. Some machines print the examinations, while others count the scripts
according to a preset number.
machine at Kyambogo counts examination papers in batches of 50. After which, a
UNEB member of staff places the scripts in envelops depending on the number of
registered students in a given centre.
case where a centre needs for example 115 examination papers, it’s the duty of
the packing officers to pick 15 additional scripts from a batch of 50 and
supplement,” says the source.
says that despite having put in place systems like online registration to
reduce on human error when entering in school details during registration,
mistakes at times happen.
“We still have schools that use the old paper method and mistakes can take
place when the figures are being entered into the system. That is why we send
an extra to papers to cover for any mistakes. In case where no emergency
arises, the papers are left for the school for revision purposes,” Odongo
According to UNEB, in situations where fewer examination papers are sent to
school, examination invigilators and the head of the examination centre are
supposed to notify the area supervisors who contacts UNEB and if more copies
are available, they are sent to the school but if they are not, photocopying
might be the next best option.