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PLE Exams at Iganga School Start at 1:00 pm

According to the officials, they received 87 examination papers yet 96 candidates registered at the school. The invigilators discovered the anomaly shortly after distributing the papers to the candidates.
Odongo on Missing Papers
Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE at Nawandala Primary School in Iganga district started at 1:10 pm, five hours after the official start of the exams.  School officials told URN that they delayed starting the exams because the Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB sent fewer examination papers to the school. 


According to the officials, they received 87 examination papers yet 96 candidates registered at the school. The invigilators discovered the anomaly shortly after distributing the papers to the candidates.   According to UNEB guidelines, the school head, at least one candidate and designated UNEB supervisor are supposed to witness the opening of the envelope containing the examination to ensure that it is intact.

Once opened, the scripts are counted to ensure that all the papers are accounted for. Only after this, can distribution start. If papers are missing, the examination is halted. Bwire Ogaro, the Deputy Iganga Resident District Commissioner, who is also in charge of the security of the examinations, says that they discovered the missing papers before the examination begun.

“The candidates at Nawandala are yet to start exams. We are looking for examination papers from other schools that might have excess papers so that the candidates here can start. We hope to start the exam start by at least one o’clock so that by 3:00 pm they are done with the first and catch up with their friends,” Ogaro said during the interview.



Iganga District Education Officer Baker Kasadhakawo told URN that they had managed to source additional examination scripts from Namawele primary school, which is four kilometers away.

“Usually UNEB packs an excess of two papers but when we checked with nearby Namawele, we were lucky that they had an excess of eleven papers given the fact that some of the registered candidates at this center have not turned up,” says Kasadhakawo.

Dan Odongo, the UNEB Executive Secretary, says while it is unfortunate for the candidates to be delayed, it is not strange. He blames the mishap on several human and technological errors.  

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Due to the delay, the candidates at Nawandala will end their first examination as their colleagues are getting started with the second paper of the day. Odongo says that no matter the time they complete their first paper; the candidates have to sit for two papers today. 

The candidates are expected to sit for Social Studies/ Religious Education later in the afternoon.  

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