Of the total number of the registered candidates, 143,369 are USE candidates, while 167,161 are non-USE candidates. While the number of USE candidates has reduced this year, the number of non-USE candidates has short up by over 1500 candidates.
A total of 310, 530 candidates will from Monday, October 12, 2015 kick off the 2015 Uganda Certificate of Education examinations in 3,329 examination centres across the country.
Of the total number of the registered candidates, 143,369 are USE candidates, while 167,161 are non-USE candidates. While the number of USE candidates has reduced this year, the number of non-USE candidates has shot up by over 1500 candidates.
Mathew Bukenya, the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) Executive Secretary, says all arrangements are complete for the start of the examinations.
He says about 900 UNEB scouts have been deployed to check the examination process and ensure that there is no cheating during the examinations.
Bukenya has urged school heads, examination officials and parents to guard against malpractices during examinations.
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Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, says the police are closely working with the UNEB to monitor the examinations. He says all the District Police Commanders have been issued instructions to keenly follow the examination process. He also says field force unit will provide armed escort at all times to ensure that the papers are safely delivered to the examination centres across the country.
Enanga says the police force has vehicles on standby that can operate on any roads across the country. He says where the weather vagaries interfere, the force is working with UPDF air force and the marine units to provide transport to extremely hard to reach areas.
Dan Nokrach Odong, the deputy secretary in charge of secondary examinations says all examination scripts have been proof read several times for errors and all the safety measures put in place to ensure smooth operations.
The UCE examinations will end November 17, while the UACE papers start November 09, 2015.
This is the first year all UNEB examination scripts will be produced at the body\'s Kyambogo printery.