By Aggrey Twesigye
Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) exams have today kicked off without hitches in Mbarara, with head teachers arriving in time to pick examinations from Mbarara Central Police Station.
A total of 333,775 candidates are expected to sit for the exams this year at 3,935 centers and they have started with Physics paper 3 this morning which will be followed by fine art still life in the afternoon.
According to Godfery Birungi the area supervisor station 054 Mbarara, the first set of exams was issued out on time and the head teachers have been advised to desist from engaging their candidates into malpractice.
Meanwhile Dan Odongo, the UNEB Executive Secretary has appealed to schools to allow learners with fees balances to sit for their final examinations, putting into consideration the challenges that parents are enduring as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many have lost jobs and endured salary cuts, a development that affects their ability to clear school dues on time.
www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website