"The start of exams at PLE was delayed by heavy rains but today we see the weather in Kampala is favourable. We expect all examinations to start on time, we do not foresee any delays," she said. The examination cycle is expected to kick off at 9:00 am with History and Mathematics.
Examination Scouts being briefed by the UNEB Chief Scout at Kawempe Police Station
National Examinations Board-UNEB officials and teachers are grateful that the
Uganda Advanced Certificate of Examinations have kicked off without any interruptions
caused by the weather. Ninety-eight thousand and three hundred and ninety four-98,394
candidates in the upper secondary will be writing their UACE examinations.
Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE that kicked off amidst a heavy downpour, there
was no weather disruptions. UNEB spokesperson, Jennifer Kalule Musamba, says
they expect all examinations to start on time.
"The start of exams at PLE was delayed by
heavy rains but today we see the weather in Kampala is favourable. We expect
all examinations to start on time, we do not foresee any delays," she
said. The examination cycle is expected to kick off at 9:00 am with History and
URN visited a number of examination storage centers in Kampala
and by 7:40 am, some school heads could be seen arriving to pick examinations. Despite the good weather,
some teachers that URN spoke to said they were worried about potential delays
that might result from traffic jam.
Afuwa Nabbanja, the Deputy Headteacher Samson Memorial High School in Kampala, said the early morning gridlock
has been unusual. "We were on time and expected good weather but the
traffic jam is a lot. Usually, the situation is not like this," Nabbanja
deputy headteacher in charge of academics at Wampewo Ntaje, Edward Ssekiziyivu,
said all is well. "The weather is behaving, the supervisors are already
here and our leaners am sure are ready for their first exam anytime from now,
Rogers Kimbugwe, the headteacher, Comprehensive
College Kitetikka, says the school has nothing to add or panic about. "For we know that what we did is just enough to make our students pass. So now we
are handing them over to God to be able to remember what they were taught,"
Okello, a candidate at Kololo Secondary School told URN that he was excited to
sit for exams. “I have been waiting for these exams for more than a year but
COVID disorganized us. Am happy that I can start my exams now. It is also not
raining and am happy about that, I was worried it would rain," he said.
Fortune Muwanguzi, a senior six candidate at
Wampewo Ntaje Secondary School said the school has done its part and it is their turn to show that they have been studying.
"I am a PCM candidate and ready to write my
exam but my concern is putting on a mask throughout the examination. My other
concern is about success card even my parents have not given me one, am so
disappointed about it but I will not disappoint them," Muwanguzi said.
According to the Uganda National Examinations Board
(UNEB), the candidates will sit for the examinations from 2,339 Examination
Centres countrywide. 58.1% of the candidates are boys while 41.8% are