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Senior four candidates that do German language as a subject were on Thursday forced to leave part of the examination undone after it was discovered that a section of the paper did not match the questions set. Samuel Gittah, Director of Studies at Mengo Senior School, one of the schools affected, says they discovered after the exam had started that two parts of the paper did not match. Gittah says the dictation part of the exam did not match the questions that were set.
UNEB Executive Secretary Dan Nokratch Odongo

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Senior four candidates that do German language as a subject were on Thursday forced to leave part of the examination undone after it was discovered that a section of the paper did not match the questions set.

German Paper Two, whose Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) code is 309/2, constitutes a section of dictation, reading and listening.

Samuel Gittah, Director of Studies at Mengo Senior School, one of the schools affected, says they discovered after the exam had started that two parts of the paper did not match. "The dictation part of the exam did not match the questions that were set."

Gittah says that at the school, they decided to leave the part of the exam that had a problem and attempt the ones with no problem.

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Gittah says the 90 students who sat the examination have been told by the school to be on standby and await further communication from UNEB regarding the exam.

URN has not been able to establish how many students are affected countrywide. Hamis Kaheru, the UNEB public relations officer, when contacted, declined to comment saying the examinations body will issue a formal statement on the matter.   

According to UNEB, the printing and organising of examination papers is carried out by a select group of people that are vetted. The group carries out the organising and packing of all examination papers after printing within a given exam cycle.

In an earlier interview with Dan Nokrach Odongo, the UNEB executive secretary told URN that the packing of national exams is carried out in a systematic manner. "The packing and organizing is carried out systematically depending on what is printed first. We first print UCE, then PLE and UACE. The people who pack follow the same order."

A total of 326,149 candidates from 3,568 examination centres were registered to sit this year's examination. This year's UCE examinations have been marred by leakages and arrests of 30 teachers from different schools believed to have participated in the vice. UCE exams are scheduled to end on Monday November 20.

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