Senior four candidates are undergoing briefing today, a traditional custom by national examinations body Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) ahead of Monday’s start of exams.
During briefing, students will be tipped on examination conduct and informed of the consequences of exam malpractice which is punishable by law in Uganda.
Candidates will starting Monday sit for the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) exams for the year 2019 across the country.
Candidates across the country are expected to sit the examinations at roughly the same time as a standard practice against leakage and other examination malpractices.
According to UNEB Executive Secretary Dan Odongo, UNEB will use police helicopters to air lift exams to flooded areas across the country to beat time and deliver the papers to students.
“We shall work with Police to transport examination papers using their helicopter in case of floods in some areas. The weather has not been so bad but we need to be proactive because it can change any time,” said Odong.
Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said apart from delivering exams, Police will ensure presence at exam centers to ensure students do exams in peace.
Last month the Ministry for Disaster Preparedness issued early warnings of potential flooding in various places across Uganda.
“Overall, there will be an increase in average rainfall with a tendency above normal over the northern region, parts of the eastern region and parts of Lake Victoria,” read a statement from the ministry for disaster preparedness.