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UNEB Registers Calm Start to UCE Exams in Kitgum

Christopher Opoka, the head teacher of Kitgum High School who also doubles as the as the UCE Centre Coordinator for Kitgum district says the distribution of the question papers was commendably accomplished across the fifteen schools that are sitting for the exams.

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The Uganda National Examinations Board has recorded a calm and successful start to the Uganda Certificate of Education UCE examination papers in Kitgum district. 

Examinations papers were received on time and exams conducted in a peaceful environment according to the different heads of schools across the district. The ordinary level examinations started today across the country with physics practicals, which were later followed with Still Art Life/Nature drawing.

Christopher Opoka, the head teacher of Kitgum High School who also doubles as the as the UCE Centre Coordinator for Kitgum district says the distribution of the question papers was commendably accomplished across the fifteen schools that are sitting for the exams.

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Other school head teachers interviewed by URN on phone disclosed that the final exams started well without major drawbacks. However, school fees defaulters were visibly thronging school administration offices seeking clearance.

Michael Ocan, the head teacher of Kitgum Town College explains that some candidates in the company of their guardians and parents were still in the due process of offsetting school dues.

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According to the exams body, UNEB, up to 336,740 candidates are sitting the national examination from 3,658 centres. The number of candidates who registered for this year's UCE is higher than that of 2017 by 10,528. 

UNEB figures indicate that 49.5 per cent of the female candidates registered to sit for the 2018 UCE while 45.2 percent are beneficiaries of government Universal Secondary Education (USE) program.

Daniel Nokrach Odongo, the UNEB Secretary on Friday warned against examination malpractice saying it's a national security threat. This year's examination will be conducted under the theme; integrity and security in the management of examination is my responsibility.

The exams body said it has deployed 470 supervisors; 3,658 centre supervisors and 13,279 invigilators who will oversee the nationwide smooth conduct of the month long examination period.

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