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Day Two of PLE Kicks Off Smoothly in Kampala

Distribution of examination papers from the storage centres began as early as 7:00 am. By 8:30 am, candidates were already seated in examination rooms at schools visited by URN reporters.
Primary 7 candidates being checked before they sit for Integrated Science

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The second day of the Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE has kicked off smoothly.

Unlike on Monday, when rains disrupted the delivery of examination papers, there were no major glitches reported on the second day.

Distribution of examination papers from the storage centres began as early as 7:00 am. By 8:30 am, candidates were already seated in examination rooms at schools visited by URN reporters.

Examinations begun at 9:00 am, the designated time after no delays or reports of missing examination papers were recorded.

According to several reports from schools around Kampala, candidates made it to the schools as early as 6:00 am to avoid being caught up in the rain.

At Sam Iga Memorial Primary School- Maganjo, children started arriving at school at exactly 6:00 am with thoughts that it may rain on them again.

Mary Nalukeya, a pupil of Cox Primary School says, she used a motorcycle from home in Kawanda up to the school before 6:00 am to avoid being caught up in the rain. 

“I didn't want to write my paper while shivering and dripping as it was yesterday," she said.

Florence Nakazibwe, a candidate from Masooli Church of Uganda Primary School says she arrived at school early hoping to avoid a morning downpour.

"Today I left home early at 60:00 am to avoid moving in the rain. Yesterday I was soaked but today am happy there's no rain. I am ready to write my exams, “she said.

David Ssengendo, the headteacher of Buganda Road Primary School says since many of their learners are day scholars, it would have been a terrible exam period if it rained on the last day of the examinations. 

"Yesterday was a hard day due to the rain. Exams did not start on time and many of our candidates were beaten by the rain. Today, the weather has been good to us and we were able to start exams right on time," Ssengendo said.

Margaret Nabakooza, the headteacher of St Joseph Primary School says they are thankful for the good weather. 

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Candidates will be sitting for Integrated Science this morning and later English in the afternoon.

A total of  749,811 candidates are expected to have sat last year's examinations from 14,300 examination centres.

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