Government will not give supplementary exams to pupils who missed out on their primary leaving exams. While presenting a statement on the matter before parliament this afternoon, the ministet of edication janet museveni said the 20 students from Iganga who missed their exams on their schools were not registered and says that for those in Butambala and the ministry was still investigating.
Janet Museveni adds that by offering pupils additional exams cannot be done as this will set a bad precedent that will allow head teachers to fail to register students because they know they will have another opportunity.
She further noted that such exams should be done at the same time to ensure they are accessed in the same manner.
The first lafy also noted that they are enacting the UNEB bill that will give heavy penalties to head teachers that fail to register students and hope this will be able to discourage the practice.
The matter was raised in parliament on tuesaday tthis week by bunyore west mp james waluswaka who requsted government to give supplementary exams to pupils who had missed PLE saying most of them were girls who would easily be married off by their parents.
Now hon Walunswaka urges the minister to reconsider her position, saying that if its an issue of costs members of parliament were willing to contribute to this noble cause to ensure these children do not miss out on their exams or else many of them who are girls amight end up in marriage at such young age.