KAMPALA – National Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) have started countrywide on Monday. No delays cases have been reported so far, however, Police and other security agencies uncovered the culprits in Kireka soliciting over UGX10m from schools to give them the exams.
Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) confirmed the arrests on Sunday, November 3.
A total of 695,468 candidates registered to sit the Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE). The majority of this lot are UPE-funded: 475,852.
Pupils have started with Mathematics paper and they will sit for social studies & religious education, in the afternoon.
PLE exams will run till November 5 with candidates expected to sit for integrated science and English as their final papers.
“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 9.00 am and the afternoon session at 2.00 pm. 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 have been 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 20 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 required.
All pupils are required to present themselves at the entrance to the examination hall for checking by the
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