Students to be relocated to sit exams in safer areas due to bad weather

By Robert Segawa

The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has revealed that some districts in Eastern and Western Uganda that have been affected by the weather have made arrangements to shift candidates to safer neighboring districts for their examinations.

Addressing a news conference about the progress of UCE and forth coming PLE exams at Central Police Station in Kampala, James Turyatemba the Manager in charge of Exams at UNEB, noted that the district; Kasese, Bukwo, Amuria, Katakwi, Bududa, Bulambuli, Bundibugyo, Kapchorwa among others have made advanced preparations to shift the candidates so that they can seat their exams in the safer places.

Turyatemba said that they have written to the ministry of education to liaise with the line ministries in charge of disaster preparedness to provide support to the affected districts.

Turyatemba further revealed that they have registered two cases of misconduct in ongoing UCE exams where two teachers were arrested from Hima and Kasese district after they had gone to pick exams from UNEB storage centers while drunk.