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UNEB to set different Mathematics PLE paper for Kakumiro pupils

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UNEB to set different Mathematics PLE paper for Kakumiro pupils

The Uganda National Examinations Board- UNEB will set another mathematics paper for the Primary seven candidates of St. Christine Primary school in Kakumiro.

The development comes after twenty-seven candidates of St. Christine Primary school in Mwintazige sub-county in Kakumiro district missed their mathematics paper on November 8th, 2022 when they arrived late for the exams.

The affected candidates had registered at Mpasana primary school UNEB centre in Mpasana town council.
The candidates arrived for the exams one hour and fifteen minutes late contrary to the UNEB rules and regulations.

On November 8th, the examination officials turned away the candidates after arriving at Mpasana primary school UNEB centre in Mpasana town council late contrary to the UNEB rules and regulations.

This was after the school authorities failed to transport the candidates to the UNEB centre in time. He says that they allowed the candidates to sit social studies exams that happened in the afternoon.

The candidates were also allowed to write the remaining papers. The candidates had to foot for 15 kilometres to the UNEB centre to write their exams but still arrived an hour and fifteen minutes when the exams had already started.

Now according to a press statement released by UNEB dated November 17, 2022, signed by Dan Odongo, the Executive Director UNEB, the examination body is to set a separate mathematics paper for the candidates.

“Reference is made to an incident when twenty-three PLE candidates of St.Christine Primary school missed writing their mathematics examination paper. Accordingly, a consultative meeting was held between UNEB and the Ministry of Education and sports chaired by minister Mama Janet Kataha Museveni. It was agreed that considering the exceptional circumstances under which the vulnerable candidates missed the examination after fulfilling all the requirements, the board administers another mathematics paper to the affected candidates. The district inspector of schools (DIS) Kakumiro is hereby asked to report to UNEB for details on the arrangements for the administration of an alternative mathematics paper. The Board emphasizes that this is a one-off undertaking which “SHALL NOT “be treated as precedent, “reads the UNEB statement.

The candidates who missed the mathematics paper together with their parents have since appealed to UNEB to consider them and set another paper for them to write in order not to interrupt their education cycle.

According to the candidates, it was not their own making but rather the mistake of the school management that failed to avail them of transport in time. The candidates and parents have welcomed the decision taken by UNEB to set a special paper.

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