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Impassable Roads, Substituted Papers Delay PLE in Amuru and Omoro :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Impassable Roads, Substituted Papers Delay PLE in Amuru and Omoro

Christopher Ocan, the Amuru District Inspector of Schools, says two vehicles dispatched to deliver the exams in Layima and Opiji Primary Schools were blocked by a truck that got stuck on the road between Lamogi and Guruguru Sub-Counties in Amuru district.

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Primary Leaving Examination-PLE papers kicked off late in three primary schools in Amuru district due late arrival of examination papers due impassable roads caused by torrential rains.

They include Okidi Primary School in Okidi Parish in Atiak Sub County, Layima Primary School in Amuru Su-County and Opiji Primary school in Lamogi Sub-County.  

Simon Apire Ogal, the Okidi Parish Councilor, said several spots stretching over 10km from Atiak Kal through Mori stream, Ajai, Karutu and Pupwonya to Okidi Primary School are impassable.     Christopher Ocan, the Amuru District Inspector of Schools, says two vehicles dispatched to deliver the exams in Layima and Opiji Primary Schools were blocked by a truck that got stuck on the road between Lamogi and Guruguru Sub-Counties in Amuru district.

  Ocan told URN that while the examination papers were delivered, the exams delayed for close to two hours. He also disclosed that two invigilators didn’t show up at Giragira Primary School and Elegu Primary School and were replaced.

According to Ocan, the district deployed 129 invigilators and 38 supervisors to oversee the examinations in 38 UNEB sitting centers. Up to 3,216 pupils this year are sitting for the exams across the district compared to 3,018 candidates in 2018.  

Meanwhile in Omoro district, exams belonging to Azamil Primary School in Bobi Sub-County, Toci County and Lukoto Primary School in Binya Parish in Odek Sub-County in Omoro County were found mixed during delivery.

Gasper Mwaka, the Omoro District Inspector of Schools says the anomaly delayed the commencement of the exams as it involved re-arranging transport and police escort to move the substituted papers to the respective schools that are over 60km apart.

Omoro registered 2,829 candidates for this year’s PLE compared to less than 2,993 last year. Mwaka disclosed that 113 invigilators and 43 supervisors have been tasked to oversee the exams.

According to the Uganda National Examinations Board – UNEB timetable, the candidates started with Mathematics in the morning followed by Social Studies and Religious Education in the afternoon. They will conclude with Integrated Science and English on Tuesday. 695,793 candidates registered to sit for PLE from 13,475 centers across the country compared to 671,923 from 13,072 centres in 2018. T

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