By Ambrose Kweronda
Seven Blind senior four candidates at Hornby High School in Kabale District will begin their UCE final exams tomorrow, Wednesday with Mathematics Paper one.
Mr. George Tumusiime Aturebire, the Headteacher of Hornby High School in the Northern Division Kabale Municipality while speaking to www.mknewslink.com reporter at school grounds today Tuesday, said that Hornby High School registered a total of 36 Senior four candidates, with 7 blind students and 28 who are not blind.
Mr. Tumusiime explained that the special needs (blind) candidates face some particular challenges due to their special needs. For instance, in the subject of Geography, there is map drawing component, which is not typically part of the special papers designed for them to ensure fairness and accessibility, special arrangements have been made to accommodate their unique requirements.
He went on to mention that the blind senior four candidates will begin their exams with the mathematics paper on Wednesday. They are currently in the revision phase to ensure they are adequately prepared.
Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) scheduled to start the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) Exams on Monday, October 16, 2023, with Geography Paper one which are on course.
Meanwhile, Mr. Abraham Akampurira, the Headteacher of Kigezi High School, said that this year, Kigezi High School enrolled a total of 79 Senior four candidates, all of whom have already started their final exams.
Mr. Akampurira noted that for students who have not yet settled their school fees, the school administration has been in contact with their parents to ensure that any outstanding balances are cleared while the students sit for their exams. This collaborative approach aims to ensure that the financial aspect does not hinder the candidates’ successful completion of their exams