Kyandondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi and NRM Secretary General Kasule Lumumba hav sent out joint success cards to all the candidates across the country in a new initiative that seeks to engage and motivate young people.
Kyalagulanyi better known as Bobi Wine who is Western Africa for the celebration of Nigerian icon Fela Kuti who was harassed, censored and imprisoned for singing truth to power sent out the card to Primary Seven pupils and students in Senior Four and Six.
He indicated that Uganda looks up to them them and looks forward to their success.
“To all candidates, P7, S.4 and S.6 2019. Our national is looking at you with a lot of hope and optimism,” he wrote.
He reminded them that “you’re the generation that must prepare to confront the many challenges our country finds itself in and move it to the next level.”
That, he said, will require discipline, resilience and hard work.
“There’s adamant evidence that majority of you have been working hard, even as you approach the exams. I wish you all the best of luck in your final exams”.
For Kasule Lumumba, she has urged candidate to tussle out their future using a pen.
“Its time to tussle out your future using a pen. Wishing all of you the best of luck!” she wrote.
Meanwhile Police has deployed heavily across all UNEB centres as the 2019 UCE Exams kick off Monday morning across the country.
The morning has started with students battle in laboratory for their first paper, Physics (Practical) and Fine Art Still life/ Nature in the afternoon.
Candidates’ attention is drawn against malpractice in or around the examination room at the end of this document.
“It is hereby assumed that candidates and all concerned have read, understood and will abide by these regulations,” the guidelines appended to the timetables read.
“The chief invigilator must begin the morning session at 9.00am and the afternoon session at 2.00pm. Any deviation from the set time must be explained to the board in writing. Candidates with special needs will be allowed 45 extra minutes,” the guidelines further state.
Like usually, students are also directed to ease themselves before entering the examination room and no candidate will be allowed to leave the rooms before the end of the examination time.
“Be at the examination hall at least 30 minutes before the start of the examination ready to be identified and checked. Any candidate who comes more than 15 minutes late from the start of an examination will not be allowed to sit the examination”, the guidelines require.
All students will have to present themselves at the entrance to the examination hall for checking by the authority.
The Uneb is the national assessment body in Uganda.
What message do you have for the S4 candidates as they sit for their final tests?