Ssegawa returned to Masaka town and started riding a Bodaboda at Mulago-Katwe stage, the main bodaboda stage for the regional referral hospital. He started admiring the life style of the doctors prompting him to return to school. He enrolled again at Hilton High School Mukono to pursue the dream of becoming a doctor.
the Sports State Minister, Denis Hamson Obua, says they consulted Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB and reached a final decision not to give special UCE examinations to the players. He told the Education Committee of parliament chaired by Jacob Opolot said giving the players special exams will open a Pandora Box
Day schools have also adjusted their time table from the normal 8; 00 a.m. to 4;30 p.m. teaching period and now learning starts as early as 6;30 a.m. and learners are released to return home late in the evening at 7; 30 a.m. Most of these students are seen on the streets moving back to their respective home as late as 9; 00 p.m.
The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) is seeking for an additional 10.465 Billion Uganda Shillings to conduct examinations in fulfillment of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) set up to contain the spread of COVID-19. But MPs have punched holes in UNEB's quoted prices which appear grossly inflated
He, however, adds that even though the country has been on lockdown, UNEB will not compromise on standards and therefore he urges candidates to make sure that they use every opportunity and platform put in place by government and schools to study across the curriculum.
As the school term has been cut shot due to the country wide COVID-19 mitigation measures, the Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB has halted registration process for candidates who will sit for national examinations this year.
According to Odongo, the highest cases of malpractice were registered in Science subjects. "The most common forms of examination breached have been external assistance, substitution of scripts, smuggling of unauthorized material into the examination room and impersonation," Odongo said.
The Education and Sports Minister, Janet Kataaha Museveni told journalists shortly after the release of the Uganda Business and Technical Examination Board-UBTEB results on Friday, said that after the cabinet discussion, they will have to sort out their next cause of action with parliament.
Sentenced to death for murder, Okurmur is one of the candidates who sat for the Uganda Certificate of Education Examinations last year. He scored 56 aggregates, and was ranked in Division Four, a result which he says gives him satisfaction and pride.
However, headteachers claim that all topics can be dealt with from senior one to three once competent teachers are deployed to do the work. They believe the more the syllabus is prolonged, learners find insufficient time for revision.
According to the Uganda National Education Board Executive Secretary Dan Odongo, although there has been an overall improvement performance in a number of subjects, there is still a challenge in overall pass levels for science subjects.
Schools like Kabojja Junior School where parents last year petitioned UNEB citing under marking, had 205 in Division one of which 19 scored aggregates four. In 2018, the school had no candidate with aggregate 4.
Up to 56 candidates sat for PLE at the centre. Of these, 31, attained aggregates in second grade, 19 were in third grade, four got fourth-grade aggregates, while two were ungraded (U). Six of the candidates who had registered at the centre were registered absent.
According to the petition, Okello was appointed as an examination scout working under a team led by Commissioner CID Administration, Richard Mwesigye. The team is said to have arrested two teachers from Seeta Junior School only identified as Ekaju and Odeke on November 5, 2019.
Hajji Buwembo, the head teacher of Kakungulu Memorial School says that they to improvise transport means to pick up the examination papers. "Due to the morning rains there was a lot of traffic jam and many of us had to improvise and use Boda boda to pick out examinations," he said.
In a September 17th, 2019 circular to head teachers, the UNEB Executive Secretary, Dan N. Odong, says they have noted with concern the increasing cases of falsified claims of missing exams by head teachers even when there is sufficient documentary evidence indicating that the affected candidates actually never sat the examination
The three; Samuel Kironde, Godfrey Ssemugga and Dan Kafeero, appeared before the Jinja Grade One Magistrates Court, alongside a businessman, Hakim Ssenyunja with whom they allegedly connived to leak 2018 Primary Leaving Examinations.